Andrea is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the areas of Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy as well as Derivatives & Structured Products, and is a Team Leader of Reed Smith's Derivatives & Structured Products Group. Andrea is also an adjunct member of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Group.
Andrea represents financial institutions, commodities traders, hedge funds, other institutional investors, bondholders, and indenture trustees, as well as ad hoc and official committees, secured creditors, governmental entities, private individuals and debtors-in-possession. Her bankruptcy practice includes all aspects of chapter 11 cases, as well as out-of-court workouts involving private and publicly held companies, with particular expertise in the area of derivative counterparty rights under the US Bankruptcy Code safe harbors. In addition, Andrea advises clients in connection with investing or trading strategies, cross border issues, contract negotiations, and in disputes concerning breach of contract, structured debt, and derivative transactions based on ISDA and similar documentation.
Andrea has extensive litigation experience in federal and state courts, in actions for breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, breach of contract, fraud, and international commercial disputes.
Andrea regularly speaks about bankruptcy practice and OTC derivatives, and was selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 - United States (2009 Edition) in the category of Structured Finance: Derivatives & Structured Products.