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Ed is the chair of Reed Smith's Financial Industry Group, practicing in the Complex Litigation, Financial Services Litigation and Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Groups. His practice focuses on litigation and disputes, primarily in the financial services sector, including the representation of banking interests and private investment funds in connection with their investment strategies, disputes and in their efforts to identify, protect and enforce rights and claims. Ed has also represented manufacturers, equipment lessors, and professional services clients in state and federal court litigation.


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.A., Government & International Affairs

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • Turnaround Management Association (Guest Editor, Journal of Corporate Renewal, 2008-2011)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a "Rising Star of Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law and Workouts," in 2008 by Institutional Investor magazine.