AREA OF PRACTICE

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Biography

Uriel Pinelo is an Associate in the Firm's Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Uriel concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and related litigation, including commencement of proceedings, value-maximizing sale transactions, and DIP financing arrangements. He represents equity sponsors, trade vendors, and official and ad hoc committees of creditors and equity interest holders in Chapter 11 cases. Uriel also assists special masters, trustees, and beneficiaries in facilitating the claims resolution and allowance process in Chapter 11 cases.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Uriel served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris, Chief Judge, US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (2017-2019). In law school, Uriel served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Robert E. Littlefield, Jr., US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York (2016).

Representation

Libbey Glass: Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Libbey Glass Inc., a global leader in the production and sale of tableware and glassware products.

Takata Corporation: Representing Professor Green in his capacity as the Trustee of the Takata Airbag Tort Compensation Trust Fund (the “Trust”), established pursuant to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of TK Holdings Inc., Takata’s US affiliate. The Trust, which holds approximately $140 million, was created in the bankruptcy to provide additional compensation to the individuals who suffered personal injury or wrongful death as a result of a Takata airbag inflator malfunction.  The Trustee oversees the management of the Trust and distribution of these funds to personal injury and wrongful death victims.

Purdue Pharmaceuticals: Representation of the Ad Hoc Committee of consenting Governmental & Other Contingent Litigation Claimants in the bankruptcy cases of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, In re Purdue Pharma, L.P., proceeding before Judge Robert Drain in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Ad Hoc Committee”). The Ad Hoc Group is comprised of: (i) 10 States, through their Attorneys General; (ii) 6 political subdivisions of States; (iii) one federally recognized American Indian Tribe; and the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multi-district litigation captioned In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation, Case No. 17-md-02804, MDL No. 2804 (N.D. Ohio) (the “PEC” and the “Opioid MDL”). The PEC is representative of the interests of thousands of cities, counties, American Indian Tribes, hospitals, third-party payors, and other private payors.

Education

Albany Law School – J.D., 2016
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – MBA, 2015
State University of New York at New Paltz – B.S., 2009

Bar Admissions

New York
Professional Affiliations
Board Member, Arts Mid-Hudson