Biography

Ed Harron specializes in mass tort insolvencies and settlement trusts, routinely advising debtors, mass tort future claimants’ representatives, 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 a valued intermediary, trusted on all sides to balance the interests of the company with those of its claimants, so as to arrive at a win-win for all parties.

Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Distinctions

  • 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

Clerkships

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