AREA OF PRACTICE

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Biography

Andrew Simpson is an Associate in the Firm's Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Andy represents creditors and debtors in contentious Chapter 11 matters, including contested plan confirmations, contested sale motions, claims litigation, and adversary proceedings.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Andy worked at a major international law firm where he focused on bankruptcy and other commercial litigation matters.

During law school, Andy assisted NAACP LDF counsel to the petitioner in Buck v. Davis, where the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a death sentence and held that Mr. Buck’s constitutional rights were violated. Andy was a Judicial Intern to the Honorable J. Paul Oetken, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Before law school, Andy briefly taught philosophy.

Representation

In recent years, Andrew has worked on the following matters:

Energy Future Holdings Corp.: Counsel to large unsecured creditors in expedited bankruptcy litigation regarding a deal to purchase a major Texas utility subsidiary of the debtors, ultimately obtaining a roughly $450 million increase in the purchase price, the successful confirmation of a plan after four years in bankruptcy, and the approval of Texas regulators.

Gawker Media LLC: As counsel to debtors, Andy developed First Amendment, defamation and bankruptcy law arguments for dismissal of outstanding claims. Claims were timely and favorably resolved so as to allow for plan confirmation.

PG&E Corp. and Pacific Gas & Electric Company: Counsel to holders of roughly $6.8 billion in insurance subrogation claims against PG&E for wildfire damage. Claims were settled favorably.

Pro bono counsel to asylum seekers from Latin America and West Africa.

Pro bono counsel in criminal appeals in the 11th Circuit.

*Some of the above matters were handled by Andrew prior to joining Brown Rudnick.

Education

Columbia Law School – J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2016
University of Arizona – B.A., magna cum laude, 2013

Bar Admissions

New York