Edward L. Schnitzer is Chair of Montgomery McCracken’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Department and serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He represents creditor committees, creditors, litigation trustees, equity committees, and debtors, with particular expertise in bankruptcy litigation including the prosecution and defense of avoidance actions, claims objections, and collection and turnover actions. Ed is a court-approved mediator and has mediated disputes in the Health Diagnostic, Standard Register, Borders and WP Steel bankruptcy cases. As a member of the N.Y.C. Bar Association’s Pro Bono Bankruptcy Panel, he has represented individuals in need of pro bono assistance in adversary proceedings. Following law school, Ed served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx where he handled appeals before the Appellate Division, New York Court of Appeals, Southern District of New York and Second Circuit, as well as tried several cases and assisted with the prosecution of a first degree murder trial. He then joined the SEC’s Enforcement Division where he investigated violations of the Federal Securities Laws.