Ingrid Bagby

Phone212 504 6894

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Corporate Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Distressed Finance
  • Real Estate Restructuring
  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Distressed Municipal Finance
  • Financial Restructuring
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6894
Fax: 212 504 6666
University Georgia State University, B.A., 1991
Law SchoolBrooklyn Law School, J.D., 1996
Admitted1997, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Ingrid Bagby's practice is concentrated in bankruptcy, restructuring and related litigation. She has represented creditors and debtors in chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings, and has extensive experience in cross-border insolvencies, including acting for foreign representatives in proceedings under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code. Ingrid regularly advises strategic investors and market participants on financings and acquisitions involving distressed entities.

Ingrid is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and INSOL International. She participated in UNCITRAL's working group on proposed additions to the Model Insolvency Law, and was recently a member of the advisory committee on executory contracts and leases for the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. She currently is on the Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the Federal Bar Council. Ingrid has been recognized in the second edition of Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, and she was also named an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer for 2008 by Turnarounds & Workouts. She is a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which recognizes exceptional legal writing. Prior to joining Cadwalader, she served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Conrad B. Duberstein, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Ingrid received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Georgia State University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she was an editor of the Journal of Law and Policy. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


Hon. Conrad B. Duberstein
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York


• Represented official creditors' committees, ad hoc committees, and lender groups and significant creditors in chapter 11 cases across the country, including, most recently, an ad hoc committee of bondholders in the chapter 11 case of CEDC International Finance Corporation, Inc., MBIA, Inc. as a member of the creditors' committee in the chapter 11 cases of Residential Capital, LLC and its affiliates, and the official creditors' committees in the chapter 11 cases of Truvo, Mirant Americas Generation LLC and Heartland Automotive.
• Ingrid also has advised corporates on restructuring and bankruptcy issues, including The Amsterdam at Harborside in its pre-negotiated chapter 11 case, Lehman Re Ltd. of Bermuda in its chapter 15 bankruptcy case and related Bermuda liquidation, Northwest Airlines in its chapter 11 case and Bear Sterns with respect to a potential bankruptcy filing.
• Extensive experience in cross-border restructurings and related U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, including roles in Cablevision S.A., Jazztel plc, DAP Holdings, New World Network International, the KWELM group of companies, MMG LLC, Texon International Limited, Hopewell International Insurance, North Atlantic Insurance Co. and BTA Bank (Kazakhstan).
• Regularly acts for clients in bankruptcy-related litigation including representing The Royal Bank of Scotland in litigation relating to the Tribune and Marco Polo Sea Trade chapter 11 cases, ABN Amro Bank N.V. as a lender in the chapter 11 cases of Tronox Incorporated and M. Fabrikant & Sons, Inc, as well as the United Kingdom administrators of RSL Communications Plc in their breach of fiduciary duty litigation against the company's former directors.

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News Releases
Cadwalader Recognized by The American Lawyer With Two 2014 Global Legal Awards Jul 11, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized by The American Lawyer With Two 2014 Global Legal Awards Jul 11, 2014


Clients & Friends Memos
Federal Appellate Court Ruling Sounds the Liability Alarm for Officers and Directors of Struggling Health Care Providers - Both Non-Profit and For-Profit Mar 05, 2015

Committee Members' Professional Fees and Expenses: To Pay or Not to Pay, That Is the Question Sep 01, 2014

American Bankruptcy Institute 32nd Annual Spring Meeting Apr 24, 2014

Trade Alert
Trade Alert - May 2014, Issue 5Jun 03, 2014

Reported CasesIn re MMG LLC, 256 B.R.544 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2000); In re Petition of Board of Directors of Hopewell Intern. Ins. Ltd., 281 B.R. 200 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2002); In re Petition of Board of Directors of Hopewell Intern. Ins. Ltd., 272 B.R. 396 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2002); In re Mirant Corp., 334 B.R. 800 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2005).

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Federal Appellate Court Ruling Sounds the Liability Alarm for Officers and Directors of Struggling Health Care Providers - Both Non-Profit and For-Profit
Ingrid Bagby,Erik Graham-Smith,Pamela Landman,Brian T. McGovern, March 26, 2015
Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an important, 28-page opinion that confirmed a jury verdict, holding former officers and directors of a not-for-profit health care provider in bankruptcy, jointly and severally liable to the facility’s creditors - in...

Second Circuit Denies Petition for En Banc Review of Fairfield Decision
Ingrid Bagby,Daniel Gwen,David E. Kronenberg, March 12, 2015
On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied a petition for en banc review of the Second Circuit’s September 2014 panel decision holding that bankruptcy courts are required to review the propriety of a Chapter 15 debtor’s transfers of property interests...

No Market Interest Rate and No Make Whole: Momentive Performance Court Rejects Lender Arguments Against Confirmation
Ingrid Bagby,Mark C. Ellenberg,Michael A. Stevens, September 23, 2014
On August 26, 2014, Judge Robert D. Drain of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that (i) the debtors could satisfy the cramdown requirements of section 1129(b) of the Bankruptcy Code by issuing to certain secured noteholders replacement notes with...
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