September 25, 2020

Volume X, Number 269

Matthew P. Ward

Matthew Ward is the leader of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ Rights practice group of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, and is the Office Managing Partner for the firm's Wilmington, Delaware office, and a member of the Firm Management Committee.

He has extensive experience serving as primary counsel for numerous public and private companies, guiding them through all aspects of complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, assignments for the benefit of creditors, or reorganizations out of court. Matthew has also regularly represented official committees of unsecured creditors as lead counsel. Additionally, his experience includes work for numerous private companies, money management firms, and private equity funds as bidders/purchasers in bankruptcy proceedings, acquisitions of distressed assets and change of control transactions. Finally, Matthew has represented numerous public and private companies, hedge funds, and governmental entities as creditors or other stakeholders in litigation.

Matthew is one of only seven attorneys in the State of Delaware certified by the American Board of Certification as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist, and has consistently been listed in Chambers USA for bankruptcy matters. Matthew has been selected on several occasions to give presentations on a variety of topics of bankruptcy law. Additionally, the Delaware State Bar Association chose him as the statewide winner of the DSBA Community Service Award, based on his demonstrated commitment to leadership and service in activities that enrich and strengthen the community over a substantial period of time. The National Diversity Council also presented Matthew with the Leadership Excellence in the Law award based on his dedication to racial integration and providing opportunities to racial minorities.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Matthew P. Ward

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