Erica Richards

Special Counsel

I thrive on using my broad ranging experience to exceed expectations by providing clients with advice that is efficient, timely and innovative.

Erica has more than a decade of experience representing a broad range of clients in connection with domestic and cross-border restructuring transactions, both in and out-of-court. She has provided advice to domestic and foreign debtors, creditors’ committees, individual creditors (both secured and unsecured), court-appointed examiners and third-party purchasers of distressed assets. She is well-versed in representing clients in cases involving debtors in the financial services, pharmaceutical, telecom, aerospace, energy and real estate sectors.

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  • Cooley Secures Win in Mallinckrodt Chapter 11 Case 


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
    JD, 2006

  • Boston University
    BA, 2000

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New York

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  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation