Edward Neiger started off as a bankruptcy lawyer, training under the legendary bankruptcy attorney Harvey R. Miller at the bankruptcy and litigation powerhouse, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He founded Neiger LLP in 2008, and after meeting Joseph Steinfeld, the two hit it off and began trying cases together and doing joint representations, then decided to merge their practices in 2012 under ASK LLP. Now, with multiple areas of law practice and almost 150,000 clients, ASK LLP has grown into a modern, sophisticated law firm.
With an impressive roster of bankruptcy case involvement to his name including Enron, Lehman Brothers, GM, PG&E and representing thousands of victims of Boy Scout sexual abuse and over 100,000 victims of Purdue Pharma, Ed has devoted his career to standing up against powerful people and entities and taking an aggressive stance to fight and recover money for victims.
Ed is a passionate advocate for those affected by the opioid crisis. He is on the board of 2EndTheSitgma and works to help those suffering from addiction, including those incarcerated, get the help they need. At the same time, he fights to hold those responsible for the opioid crisis, especially governments and elected officials, accountable.
In the past, he helped Holocaust survivors recover monetary damages from the German government, including his own grandfather.
He is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Imperfect History Committee, which explores and uncovers the racist roots of the NYC Bar Association, and, in 2020, Edward was recognized as one of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s ‘40 Under 40’ award winners.
Ed is the author of the New York Law Journal’s “Mass Torts Roundup” and “Bankruptcy Update” columns.
All of Ed’s grandparents are Holocaust survivors and came to the United States as refugees after the Second World War. He is a Brooklyn native and a first-generation college graduate, earning a JD from Fordham University School of Law where he served on the prestigious Law Review. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.
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.
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.
Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Litigation.
Avoidance Action Report. The Avoidance Action Report is a quarterly report on the latest case law relating to avoidance actions. The Avoidance Action Report is published by ASK LLP with the aim of educating practitioners on recent legal developments concerning preference and fraudulent transfer actions.
New York Law Journal: Bankruptcy Update. Edward authors a quarterly column entitled Bankruptcy Update for the New York Law Journal. The column summarizes recent legal developments in important bankruptcy cases.
Edward Neiger, Kara Casteel, Are Attorneys’ Fees Incurred in Defending Preference Action Recoverable Against the Estate? One Court Says “Yes” (American Bankruptcy Institute – Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee Journal (May 2015).
Edward Neiger, Brigette McGrath, Honorable Timothy A. Barnes (U.S.B.J. N.D. Ill.), Second Circuit Prioritizes Plain Language of the Bankruptcy Code Over Comity Principals (American Bankruptcy Institute – International Committee Journal (April 2015).
Joseph Steinfeld, Brigette McGrath, Preferences and Credit Card Transactions: A Catch-22 for Creditors, or a Fair Recovery for the Debtor’s Estate? (American Bankruptcy Institute – Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee Journal (November 2014).
Reorganizing Failing Businesses – A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Financial Restructuring and Business Reorganization, published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (2006) (Associate Editor).
Judge Rakoff Deals Blow to Madoff Trustee. New York Law Journal (October 28, 2011).
“Hurdles Are High for Claimants Seeking ‘Equal Treatment’: Courts Are Loathe to Unravel Confirmation Plans.” TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal (June 2011).
Bonus Time? Executives of Companies in Chapter 11 Still Rewarded, Turnarounds & Workouts (Interview dated January 2008).
Amendments to a Pension Plan May Be Avoidable Fraudulent Transfers Under the Bankruptcy Code, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Vol. 2:5 (December 2006).
Youtube.com: Bill de Blasio and Ed Neiger ASK LLP Press Conference (December 10, 2013).
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Interfaith Medical Center Shutdown Postponed (December 3, 2013).
Tampa Bay Times: Kodak Faces Tough Choices in Bankruptcy, Experts Say (January 20, 2012).
AOL.com: As Business Bankruptcies Rise, Is California in Crisis? (January 25, 2010).
Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 2 No. 37 (Sep. 17, 2009). Motion of the Law Debenture Trust Company May Lead to Additional Recovery for Hedge Funds that Hold Various Categories of Unsecured Tribune Company Debt, by Jennifer Banzaca. https://www.hflawreport.com (subscription required).
CNNMoney.com: GM’s Tough Road to Avoid Bankruptcy (May, 26 2009).
Guardian.co.uk: Fiat Improves Bid as GM Faces Crunch Week (May 24, 2009).
CNNMoney.com: Americans Back Auto Bailout – For Now (interview dated December 22, 2008).
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).
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