honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association; Business Law Section
Member, New York State Bar Association; Business Law Section
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2011)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Former Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Bankrupcty and Corporate Reorganization Committee
- New York
Andrew D. Gottfried is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice, and a member of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice. Mr. Gottfried has extensive experience in all aspects of creditors’ rights law, including bankruptcy, reorganization, work-outs, creditor litigation and restructuring. Mr. Gottfried has represented major financial institutions, creditors committees and trustees in significant bankruptcy cases and has obtained leading Court decisions in many areas of creditors’ rights law. He also acted as lead borrower’s counsel for American Cellular Corporation in connection with the restructuring of $1.6 billion of its debt pursuant to a tender offer and back-up prepackaged Chapter 11.
Mr. Gottfried has served on bar association committees on bankruptcy and reorganization, and has spoken to business groups on creditors' rights and bankruptcy restructuring issues. He previously practiced for twenty-four years with Zalkin, Rodin & Goodman LLP until that firm’s practice was combined with Morgan Lewis in 1999.
Mr. Gottfried is admitted to practice in New York.
- Rutgers University School of Law, 1974, J.D.
- University of Rochester, 1971, A.B.