Biography

To an out-of-state legal team charged with shepherding a high-profile bankruptcy through the Delaware courts, having Ed Morton as co-counsel is a distinct advantage. Whereas local counsel is often seen only as a procedural necessity, Ed is regarded as a meaningful, if not essential, contributor to any major restructuring, valued for his deep knowledge of the Delaware Chapter 11 process and the courts that host it.

Known both for his strategic abilities and his diplomatic approach to navigating the conflicting demands of multiple parties, Ed favors constructive dialogue over contentious litigation as being in the long-term interests of debtors and creditors alike. He devotes formidable energy and diligence to understanding the interests of all affected parties, and to educating co-counsel and clients as to their best tactical options and likelihood of success in the fast-moving Delaware bankruptcy courts.

In the atmosphere of uncertainty surrounding a complex reorganization, Ed’s is a reassuring presence at the negotiating table. His insights into the likely reactions of judges he faces on a regular basis serve to mitigate that uncertainty, and to work toward a productive solution.

FOCUS:

  • Representation of debtor corporations in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring matters

  • Representation of official committees, landlords, independent directors and both secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings

Education

  • Wake Forest School of Law  (J.D.)
  • University of Delaware  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2013 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2013 - Present