Jay Indyke

Senior Counsel

I take great pride serving as the practice group leader for a team that is recognized for playing key roles and taking assertive positions in highly complex and noteworthy bankruptcy and restructuring cases throughout the world.

Jay R. Indyke has represented official creditors' committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in 40+ states and has also represented unofficial creditors' committees in out-of-court workouts and composition agreements in many industries, including apparel, media, sporting goods, electronics, textiles, cleantech, footwear, food service, furniture, toys and healthcare. He has represented debtors in Chapter 11 cases in the areas of international trading, internet, cable and telecommunications, technology, transportation and the restaurant industry. He has represented purchasers of significant assets in several different industries. He has also represented clients in a wide variety of bankruptcy-related litigation and has played a significant role in the representation of equity committees. Jay served as the practice group leader for Cooley’s business restructuring & reorganization practice group from 2010 – 2021.

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  • Represented Federated Department Stores Creditors Committee In One Of The Largest Retail Leveraged Buyout Cases 

  • Cooley is Dominant Market Leader In Handling Creditor Committee Work 

  • Unsecured Creditors of Fuhu Sell to Mattel 

  • Joint Effort By Cooley’s Bankruptcy and Healthcare Teams Successfully Represented Unsecured Creditors  

  • Court Approves Chapter 11 for RadioShack 

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Bankruptcy Dream Team – Brookstone Unsecured Creditors Committee Chair

  • Brooklyn Law School
    JD, Moot Court Honor Society, 1981

  • State University of New York at Albany
    BA, magna cum laude, 1978

Admissions & Credentials

New York


  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Global M&A Network: Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround list

    The Deal’s Bankruptcy Insider: Top Unsecured Creditor Lawyers in US

    Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy, Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

    New York Super Lawyers

    Global Credit Services Hall of Fame