Andrew J. Matott is an associate in the Litigation and Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Groups. Andrew’s practice focuses primarily on providing bankruptcy advice to lenders, bondholders, creditor committees and members of creditor committees, corporate trustees and agents, borrowers, equity holders, investors and other secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings. His notable prior committee representations include the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the ABC Carpet & Home bankruptcy cases, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the San Jose Fairmont bankruptcy cases, and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Furniture Factory bankruptcy cases. Andrew is currently a member of the team representing the Trustee and Claims Administrator for the Victims Restitution Trust established in the Insys Therapeutics, Inc. bankruptcy cases. Andrew is also a contributor to Seward & Kissel’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy blog, Back in (the) Black.
Andrew has experience handling complex investigations and all stages of litigation from representing clients in both state and federal court in connection with complex commercial litigation, criminal prosecutions, and regulatory inquiries. As part of the firm’s pro bono practice, Andrew serves on the pro bono panel for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, where he has secured favorable awards from government defendants as court-appointed trial counsel in civil rights litigation. He has also assisted with the work of the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on the New York Bar Exam.
Andrew received a B.A., cum laude, from The College of Saint Rose and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Albany Law School, where he served as Associate Editor for the Albany Law Review. Prior to joining Seward & Kissel, Andrew completed a two-year judicial clerkship for the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York.