Sally E. Edison
Member
Pittsburgh, PA
office 412.325.3304
  • Overview
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Ms. Edison’s primary area of practice is commercial bankruptcy, insolvency, and creditors' rights.

Education

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., 1991
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1996

Experience

  • Serving as national bankruptcy counsel to a multinational group of manufacturing and service companies
  • Representing clients including trade creditors, secured creditors, debtors, small businesses, major corporations, and court-appointed committees in bankruptcy cases nationally
  • Representing former officers and directors in bankruptcy proceedings in insurance coverage and indemnification matters
  • Defeating a renowned former Solicitor General of the United States in oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Counseling unsecured creditors committee in North American Refractories Co., et al. (W.D. Pa.)
  • Counseling unsecured creditors committee in Global Indus. Tech., Inc. et al. (W.D. Pa.)
  • Counseling unsecured creditors committee in CEP Holdings, LLC, et al. (N.D. Ohio)
  • Counseling chapter 11 trustee in Allegheny Health Education and Research Found. (W.D. Pa.)
  • Major creditor in Firstline Security Inc. chapter 11 case (D. Utah)
  • Representing US Airways, as chapter 11 debtor (E.D. Va.)
  • Counseling former corporate officer in Advanced Mktg. Systems, Inc. chapter 11 case (D. Del.)
  • Counseling unsecured creditor in Caesar's Entertainment chapter 11 case (N.D. III.)
  • Representing several unsecured creditors in Lyondell Chemical Co. chapter 11 case (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Counseling unsecured creditor in Payless Holdings chapter 11 case (E.D. Mo.)
  • Counseling unsecured creditors in ITT Educational Services, Inc. chapter 11 case (S.D. Ind.)
  • Counseling several cure claimants and unsecured creditors in the Chrysler LLC chapter 11 cases (D. Del.)
  • Counseling unsecured creditor in rue21, inc. chapter 11 case (W.D. Pa.)
  • Counseling unsecured creditor in Washington Mutual, Inc., chapter 11 case (D. Del.)
  • Counseling former corporate officer and director in Peregrine Sys., Inc. chapter 11 case (D. Del.)
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law and Katz Graduate School of Business
Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Litigation

Distinctions

  • Nominated by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list
  • Named among the “40 under 40” by Pittsburgh Magazine
  • Selected by the National Diversity Council as one of the “2012 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Pennsylvania”
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship and the Community Service Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Distinguished™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Immediate Past Chair, Western Pennsylvania Network, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-editor, Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, West, 2013
  • Author, “Third Circuit OKs Liquidating Plan for a Non-Operating Debtor, Insurer Challenge Fails,” American Bankruptcy Institute Mass Torts Committee, ABI Committee News, March 2009
  • Author, “Collateral Attack of Non-Bankruptcy Court Rulings in Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters,” ABI Rocky Mountain Conference, January 2009
  • Panelist, Industry Forum: Financial Institutions, June 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, “Corporate Bankruptcy,” University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, April 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, “Corporate Bankruptcy,” University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, April 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, “Asbestos Bankruptcies,” University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, April 2009

Other

  • Fluent in French
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