Cathy Hershcopf


My work passion is finding win-win creative solutions for buyers, sellers, companies and creditors in opportunistic situations.

Cathy Hershcopf represents buyers and sellers of real estate, inventory, intellectual property and other assets in distressed situations and special opportunities. She has advised debtors in technology and retail and 200+ committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases nationwide. Cathy has represented official committees of unsecured creditors in some of the most significant retail Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country.

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  • Cooley Secures Win in Mallinckrodt Chapter 11 Case 

  • Money Chest Acquires Loot Crate in 363 Sale 

  • Court Approves Chapter 11 for RadioShack 

  • Cooley Advises Creditors Committee in RadioShack Bankruptcy 

  • Successfully Restructured $5 billion In Debt for Metromedia Fiber Network 

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Cathy is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the retail bankruptcy process and assists committees in maximizing their results. – Cooley client

  • New York Law School
    JD, summa cum laude

  • University of Massachusetts
    BA, summa cum laude

Admissions & Credentials

New York


  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Turnaround Management Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2018)

    The Best Lawyers of America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2015-2022)

    Distressed M&A Awards

    The New York Times: Top New York Lawyers