Christopher W. Carty is counsel in the firm’s litigation group.  Mr. Carty’s practice focuses on complex civil commercial litigation, complex financial restructuring litigation, regulatory investigations, and white collar defense.

Practice and Background

Mr. Carty represents hedge funds, private equity funds, credit committees, debtors, public and privately held companies, and individuals in connection with a variety of litigation and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on complex financial transactions, financial restructurings, other commercial litigation, regulatory investigations, and white collar defense.

Mr. Carty received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 2009, and graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2006.

Representative Matters

  • represented certain unsecured noteholders at the trial and appellate level in establishing that proposed $1.5 billion out-of-court restructuring of the non-profit education company Education Management Corporation violated Section 316(b) the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (Marblegate Asset Mgmt. v. Educ. Mgmt. Corp., 2015 WL 3867643 (S.D.N.Y. June 23, 2015)
  • represented secured creditors seeking preliminary injunction based on complex financial transactions
  • represented unsecured noteholders in a variety of litigation matters in connection with In re Energy Future Holdings, et al., No. 14-10970 (Bankr. D. Del.), one of the largest bankruptcy cases in United States history
  • conducted internal investigations of a public companies regarding potential improper practices of international subsidiaries
  • represented individual officers of public companies in connection with FCPA investigation
  • represented debtor Allied Nevada Gold Corp. in variety of litigation matters in connection with chapter 11, including valuation disputes, examiners motions, and sale motions (In re Allied Nevada Gold Corp., et al. No. 15-10503 (Bankr. D. Del.))
  • represented official unsecured creditors committee of Edison Mission Energy in all litigation matters, including investigation of claims by subsidiary against parent company resulting in settlement (In re Edison Mission Energy, et al., No. 12-49219 (Bankr. N.D. Ill.))
  • represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Washington Mutual, Inc., in all litigation matters, including disputes related to confirmation, asset turnover, fraudulent transfers/preferences, and in various litigations related to Washington Mutual’s issuance of mortgage backed securities, Trust Preferred Securities and Litigation Tracking Warrants (In re Washington Mutual Inc., et al., No. 08-12229 (Bankr. D. Del.))
  • represented the claims agent for the chapter 11 estates of Spansion Inc. and its affiliated debtors in an adversary proceeding involving a disputed $1 billion claim based on rejection of a foundry agreement concerning the manufacture and sale of semiconductor wafer, which, after several months of discovery and numerous depositions, the claims agent successfully settled at a $200 million claim value – 80% less than Spansion Japan’s original claim
  • representing pro bono clients in immigration proceedings

Awards & Accolades

  • 2013 Pro Bono Award from New York Legal Assistance Group in connection with assisting low-income victims of Superstorm Sandy
  • 2012 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality for excellence in pro bono representation