Edward Wu



Mr. Wu provides efficient and practical advice to debtors, creditors, and other parties in interest in corporate restructurings both in- and out-of-court. 

Mr. Wu, formerly of Baker & McKenzie and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, counsels clients concerning business reorganizations and debtor and creditor rights. He has represented clients in large and complex bankruptcy cases, including serving as debtors' counsel in the iconic chapter 11 cases of General Motors; representing the international affiliates of the debtors in the Westinghouse chapter 11 cases; serving as counsel to the foreign debtors in the chapter 15 cases of Takata Corporation; representing Lehman Brothers as a secured creditor; and representing noteholders and landlords in various other bankruptcy cases.

Representative Cases

  • Trident Holding Company, LLC
  • Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • The McClatchy Company
  • Toisa Limited
  • Pacific Drilling S.A.
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation*
  • Takata Corporation*
  • 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc.*
  • Kennewick Public Hospital District*
  • Gander Mountain, Inc.*
  • General Motors Corporation*
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.*

*Denotes experience while at a prior firm

Published Works

  • "Courts Deliver Victory for Secured Lenders in Chapter 11 Cramdown Case", ABL Advisor, November 20, 2017
  • "Can a 363 Sale Extinguish a Non-Debtor’s Leasehold Interest?", Baker McKenzie Restructuring & Insolvency Blog, November 2, 2017
  • "Second Circuit Adopts the Market Rate Test for Cramming Down Secured Creditors in Chapter 11", Baker McKenzie Restructuring & Insolvency Blog, October 24 2017, 2017
  • "Second Circuit Affirms Subordination of Employees’ Breach of Contract Claims Relating to Unvested Equity Interests", Baker McKenzie Restructuring & Insolvency Blog, June 21, 2017
  • "Delaware District Court Decision May Change the Procedure for Approving Non-Consensual Third Party Releases", Baker McKenzie Restructuring & Insolvency Blog, May 17, 2017
  • "Senior Creditor’s Exercise of State Law Remedies May Eliminate a Junior Creditor’s Deficiency Claim Under Section 1111(b) of the Bankruptcy Code", Baker McKenzie Restructuring & Insolvency Blog, May 31, 2017
  • "Third Circuit Holds that Transferred Trade Claims Remain Subject to Disallowance under Section 502(d)", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, November 20, 2013, 2013
  • Harvey R. Miller & Edward Wu, "Section 363 Sales and the Evolution to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010", American Bankruptcy Institute 39th Annual Lawrence P. King and Charles Seligson Workshop on Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization, September, 2013
  • "Small Sanctions May Be Big Answer to Deterring Repeated Frivolous Pleadings by Certain Creditors", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, June 17, 2013
  • Edward Wu & Brian Huffman, "Too Big to Flail: Resolving Claims Efficiently in the GM Cases", American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal, April, 2013
  • "A Bankruptcy Case Littered with Environmental Issues", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, February 8, 2013
  • "Whose Choice of Law Governs in Bankruptcy Cases?", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, August 14, 2012
  • "Bankruptcy Code Preempts State Law Requiring New Chrysler to Offer Right of First Refusal to Rejected Dealerships", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, April 12, 2012
  • "Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York Offers Practical Solution in Substantive Consolidation Conundrum", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, March 2, 2011
  • "The Delaware Bankruptcy Court Explores the Limits of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction and Holds that It Cannot Exercise Supplemental Jurisdiction", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, January 5, 2011
  • "Early Payments to Trade Creditors May Fall Outside the 'Ordinary Course of Business' Defense to a Preference Action", Weil Bankruptcy Blog, November 23, 2010

Edward Wu



Bar Admission

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Politics

Past Positions

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Baker McKenzie