Erin N. Brady | Los Angeles | Hogan Lovells

Erin N. Brady

Partner Corporate & Finance



Brady Erin

Erin N. Brady
Brady Erin
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Erin Brady is noted in the market for her growing bankruptcy practice. She acts for a range of clients, including creditors' committees and debtors.

Chambers USA 2023

With over two decades of experience, Erin Brady has fast become one of California’s leading lawyers representing clients in critical moments of distress. 

Erin represents corporate debtors, lenders, investors, independent directors, creditors’ committees, individual creditors, and others in high-stakes corporate restructurings and bankruptcy litigation. While she has extensive experience across all industry sectors, she has exceptional expertise in the life sciences and retail sectors. Clients rely on her strategic insights, pragmatic approach, and exceptional advocacy.

She has played a key role in many of the most high-profile and complex chapter 11 cases over the past 25 years, including American Apparel, Toys R Us, Achaogen, Adelphia Communications, Chemtura, Fleming Companies, All American Oil & Gas, CarbonLite, Quiznos, Rescap, Relativity Media, Conseco, Golfsmith, and Thornburg Mortgage.

As a leader in the California restructuring community (as well as New York’s, where she is licensed to practice), Erin is highly active in improving diversity in the restructuring community, leading the Pipeline Subcommittee for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. She is also at the forefront of developing Hogan Lovells’ internal diversity efforts in the U.S. and takes pride in serving as a mentor for the women in her practice.

Erin’s wide-spanning knowledge of the finance sector and commitment to excellence for her clients have been recognized with many of the legal industry’s most prestigious awards. In 2020, Finance Monthly recognized her as “Finance Lawyer of the Year”. She has also been recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers rankings for corporate restructuring and was among the Global Restructuring Review’s and Law360’s “Top 40 Under 40” restructuring lawyers.

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'Erin has a great disposition and works very hard to get a deal done.' 'She has great people skills; even in litigious atmospheres she lets drama pass over her.'

Client quoted in Chambers USA 2022

Representative experience

Representing Mattel Inc. as largest unsecured creditor and co-chair of the creditors' committee in the Toys 'R' Us Chapter 11 cases.
Represented American Apparel as lead debtors' counsel in its 2015 Chapter 11 case, which resulted in a plan effectuating a debt/equity conversion in less than four months.*
Represented American Apparel in its second Chapter 11 case in 2016, which resulted in the sale of substantially all of the company's assets to Gildan Activewear.*
Represented Fleming Companies in the sale of substantially all of its grocery store distribution business.*
Represented Consumer Capital Partners and related individuals in their defense against threatened claims by Avenue Capital Management regarding Quiznos' restructuring.*
Representation of All American Oil and Gas Inc. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, currently pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.
Representation of publicly traded biotech company Achaogen Inc. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, currently pending in Delaware Bankruptcy Court.
Represented the Post Confirmation Trust of Fleming Companies in nearly all facets of its wind-down in bankruptcy.*
Represented Financial Guarantee Insurance Co. as one of the largest unsecured creditors of Residential Capital and its affiliated debtors appointed in the Chapter 11 cases.*
Obtained the dismissal of 22 out of 31 claims for The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC filed by the Chapter 11 trustee in the Chapter 11 case of Thornburg Mortgage Inc.*
Represented Sprint Nextel Corp. with respect to the out-of-court restructuring and equity raise of Clearwire Corp. and Clearwire LLC.*
Defended Epsilon/Westford Funds and its Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands entities against claims brought by the Chapter 11 trustee for Petters Co. Inc. and its affiliates.*
Successfully represented the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority in resolving a seven-year battle over its use of eminent domain powers.*
Successfully represented an ad hoc committee of bondholders in the Chemtura bankruptcy case.*
Represented Berggruen Holdings as the debtor-in-possession lender and as a plan proponent in the Cascade Grain Chapter 11 case.*
Represented approximately 400 lending institutions (non-agent lenders) in the Adelphia Communications bankruptcy case.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2001
  • B.A., Cardinal Stritch University, summa cum laude, 1998
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


Finance: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate

Legal 500 US

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California)

Chambers USA

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California), Up and Coming

Chambers USA

500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers


Restructuring and insolvency, Highly Regarded - State


Finance Lawyer of the Year (USA)

Finance Monthly 2020

Restructuring and Insolvency, Notable Practitioner



Southern California Super Lawyers

2008, 2010-2017
Top 10 Rising Stars Under 40, Bankruptcy


40 Under 40

Global Restructuring Review