Ed Harron specializes in mass tort insolvencies and settlement trusts, routinely advising debtors, mass tort future claimants’ representatives, trustees, and other parties in out-of-court workouts, complex foreign and domestic restructurings, pre-planned bankruptcies and chapter 11 cases.

The solutions that have successfully addressed liabilities in asbestos-related bankruptcies can be effectively applied to other mass tort insolvencies. Having long led a team dedicated exclusively to the restructuring of companies facing overwhelming asbestos liability, Ed and his Young Conaway colleagues have extended the well-established “injunction and trust” model to other types of products liability personal injury claims. This success supports a wider applicability of the bankruptcy trust solution across many industries and products.

Few are better equipped to confront the many challenges posed by the intersection of corporate insolvency and mass-tort liabilities. Clients count on Ed to develop creative strategies to navigate the bankruptcy process. While his command of the legal issues surrounding mass tort-related chapter 11 proceedings is comprehensive, he also enjoys productive, longstanding relationships with many of the difference makers in the bankruptcy arena. This has made Ed an effective advocate who is able to work with all sides to achieve the most favorable outcomes for his clients.


  • Temple University  (B.A.)
  • Widener University Delaware Law School  (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Delaware Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy

  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2017 - Present

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member

  • Federal Bar Association


  • Honorable Maurice A. Harnett, III, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware