Linklaters expands U.S. R&I capabilities through hire of market leading bankruptcy lawyer

Linklaters is pleased to announce the addition of market leading bankruptcy lawyer, Amy Edgy, who will be joining the firm’s U.S. Restructuring & Insolvency (R&I) practice as partner. She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and joins from Jones Day.

Amy is among an elite group of practitioners with industry-specific experience in municipal bankruptcies, health care systems, cultural institutions, retail corporations, financial institutions, and airlines. She regularly represents both debtors and creditors in connection with some of the country's largest restructurings and reorganizations. Most recently, she advised the world's largest private sector coal company, Peabody Energy Corporation, and its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases.

“Amy’s hire represents the continued growth of our U.S. R&I capabilities. Her considerable experience in both the debtor and creditor spaces makes her ideally suited to help us continue to meet the complex needs of our clients in the U.S. and abroad,” said Margot Schonholtz, Head of Linklaters’ U.S. Restructuring and Insolvency practice. 


In addition to her debtor side representations, Amy has also advised large creditor groups throughout her career, including creditors in one of the country's largest municipal bankruptcies in Jefferson County, Alabama, as well as creditors in the Forum Health and Delta Air Lines bankruptcies. She has received numerous honors throughout her career including most recently being recognized in Chambers U.S. 2017 as a “Leader in Field.”

“Linklaters has a renowned restructuring and bankruptcy practice that was bolstered through the 2015 addition of Margot Schonholtz who, with her team, expanded both our domestic and cross-border U.S. work. Amy’s credentials, experience and understanding of this space will further enhance our capacity to advise clients in high-value cross-border restructuring matters. She is a welcome addition to our team,” said Tom Shropshire, Global Head of Linklaters’ U.S. practice. 


Amy is the third high-profile partner to join Linklaters’ D.C. office over the past year. She follows the addition of veteran regulatory enforcement lawyer Doug Davison, who joined the firm’s global Dispute Resolution (DR) practice last August and former DOJ top-lawyer, Matt Axelrod who also joined the DR practice last spring.