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Edward E. Neiger

Co-Managing Partner

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Biography

Ed is one of the few nationally recognized leaders in both bankruptcy and mass tort law.

He started off his career as a bankruptcy attorney, training under the legendary Harvey R. Miller, at the bankruptcy and litigation powerhouse Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. At Weil Ed earned his stripes working on the bankruptcies of Enron and WorldCom. In 2008, he founded his own law firm which then merged with ASK LLP in 2012.

Ed is currently co-managing partner of ASK, one of the leading mass tort, sexual abuse and bankruptcy law firms in the country, with client recoveries and settlements totaling more than $500 million.

Mass disaster and bankruptcy case involvement includes:

• PG&E, where Ed represented one of the former executives of The City of Paradise, ground zero for the California wildfires, and sat on the Official Torts Committee. He was one of six members of the settlement subcommittee which extracted a $12 billion settlement on behalf of wildfire victims;

• Boy Scouts of America, where he was one of the founders of the Coalition for Abused Scouting for Justice and helped negotiate a $2.8 billion settlement on behalf of sex abuse victims;

• Purdue Pharma and Mallinckrodt, where he successfully represented the Ad Hoc Committee of Individual Victims, comprised of over 60,000 victims of the opioid crisis, and helped negotiate a $1 billion settlement on their behalf.

Ed has devoted his career to standing up to powerful people, entities and government, taking an aggressive stance to fight and recover money for victims, including:

• Wildfire victims who experienced loss of family members and property;
• Prisoners sexually abused by prison guards;
• Children abused by clergy and other people in positions of power;

• Victims of the opioid crisis and their families;
• Victims of cancer-causing fire-foam and other “forever” chemicals;
• Teenage victims of Juul who became addicted;

Among many others.

Ed is also one of the nation’s leading attorneys representing creditors in bankruptcies. He has represented clients on over two hundred Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors, including in the bankruptcies of Revlon, The Weinstein Companies and J.C. Penney.

Education

Edward graduated from Touro College summa cum laude, where he served as the president of the Pre-Law Society and editor-in-chief of the Pre-Law Journal. He was awarded the Touro College Service and Leadership Award at graduation.

At Fordham Law School, he served on the Law Review and received the Archibald R. Murray Award for Public Service.

Affiliations

Edward is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and in the State of New York.

Ed is a former member of the board of the New York Institute of Credit, which awarded him with the first Annual Future Leader Award.

He is also on the Professional Ethics Committee and Bankruptcy Committee of the New York City Bar, and on the Unsecure Trade Creditors committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Ed is an affiliate member on the Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee

Practice Areas

BankruptcyCreditor’s Rights and Litigation.

Panels

Epiq Global’s Special Masters Summit – “Mass Torts in Bankruptcy” (June 8, 2022).

Class Action Money & Ethics Conference – “Class Action and the Global Economy” (May 2, 2022).

ABA Business Law Section – “Issues in Opioid Bankruptcies” (April 1, 2022).

Fordham Law Review Symposium – “Mass Torts Evolve” (February 25, 2022).

Media

Publications

New York Law Journal, Mar 15, 2024
Biotech Industry Bankruptcy Cases: Zymergen and Humanigen

New York Law Journal, Mar 8, 2024
Understanding Rule 702 and the ‘Daubert’ Standard; Related Updates in the Tylenol and Paraquat MDLs

Creditor Rights Coalition, Feb 17, 2024
Special Feature: Committee Standing

LAW 360, Feb 16, 2024
Supreme Court Pauses Boy Scouts Ch. 11 Plan

New York Law Journal, Dec 15, 2023
Logistics Industry Bankruptcy Cases: Yellow Corporation, Western Global Airlines

ABC News, Dec 4, 2023
VIDEO: Supreme Court Reviews Opioid Settlement

The Washington Post, Dec 3, 2023
As high court weighs Purdue bankruptcy, opioid settlement divides victims

The Economist, Nov 30, 2023
The Supreme Court may toss out Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy settlement

The Wall Street Journal, Oct 16, 2023
Rite Aid’s Tactic for Opioid Litigation: Bankruptcy Without a Deal

Other Publication Press Comments, Oct 12, 2023
Why Talc Claimants’ Experts Should Fear New Jersey Courts

Other Publication Press Comments, Aug 11, 2023
Supreme Court Pauses Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement | GMA

ABC News, Aug 11, 2023
VIDEO: Supreme Court Pauses Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement | GMA

Los Angeles Times, Aug 10, 2023
Supreme Court blocks Purdue Pharma opioid settlement

New York Law Journal, Jun 20, 2023
Latest Developments in Toxic Torts, Sexual Abuse and Other Notable Litigations

New York Law Journal, Jun 20, 2023
Recent Developments in Hair Product, Juul and Tylenol Litigations

New York Law Journal, Jun 12, 2023
Despite Its Plan Objections, UST Also Won In Purdue Ch. 11

New York Law Journal, Jun 2, 2023
Second Circuit Establishes 7-Factor Test for Nonconsensual Releases in Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Reversal

ABI Journal, Jun 1, 2023
Navigating Crypto Issues Within Preference Litigation

ABI Journal, Nov 17, 2022
The Evolution of Future Claims Representatives

Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Rights Journal, Dec 9, 2021
A Bi-Annual Report on the Legal Developments Affecting Unsecured Trade Creditors in Bankruptcy

Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Rights Journal, Nov 12, 2021
A Bi-Annual Report on the Legal Developments Affecting Unsecured Trade Creditors in Bankruptcy

New York Law Journal, Sep 2, 2021
Bankruptcy Update – Let J&J File for Bankruptcy

New York Law Journal, Sep 1, 2021
Bankruptcy Update – In Defense of Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Plan

New York Law Journal, Aug 20, 2021
Bankruptcy Update – Malls Owners Seek Restructuring Under Chapter 11

New York Law Journal, Jul 6, 2021
Mass Torts Update – Opioid, Sexual Abuse, Weed Killer and IUD Litigation Developments

New York Law Journal, May 12, 2021
Bankruptcy Update – No Vacancy: Three Hotels Succumb to Pandemic-Related Pressures

New York Law Journal, Apr 1, 2021
Developments in CPAP Machine, Weedkiller and Other Litigations

New York Law Journal, Mar 12, 2021
Bankruptcy Update – Restructurings Following COVID-19 And Oil Price War Pressures

Other Publication Press Comments, May 15, 2015
Are Attorneys’ Fees Incurred in Defending Preference Action Recoverable Against the Estate? One Court Says “Yes”

ABI Journal, Apr 9, 2015
Second Circuit Prioritizes Plain Language of the Bankruptcy Code over Comity Principles

New York Law Journal, Oct 28, 2011
Judge Rakoff Deals Blow to Madoff Trustee

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