• Drexel University (B.S. 1989, summa cum laude)
  • Drexel University (M.B.A. 1989)
  • Temple University School of Law (J.D. 1995)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania (1996)
  • New Jersey (1996)
  • Delaware (2001)
  • New York (2008)
  • United States Supreme Court (2016)

Bradford J. Sandler

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Wilmington, DE
Tel: 302.778.6424
New York
Tel: 212.561.7700

Mr. Sandler, a member of the firm's management committee, also co-leads the firm’s creditors' committee practice. He has substantial experience representing debtors, committees, acquirers, and other significant parties in interest in complex reorganizations and financially distressed situations, both in and out of court. Mr. Sandler’s recent committee representations include Payless ShoeSource, BCBG Max Azria, Limited, Aeropostale, Sports Authority, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), Haggens, Ashley Stewart, and Fox & Hound, among others. Mr. Sandler was lead counsel in the LifeCare Hospital case that led to a substantial recovery to unsecured creditors after making new “class skipping” law in the Third Circuit. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013. He is ranked among Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorneys by Chambers USA, which states that he “is an expert in creditors’ committee work,” and that he “blend[s] traditional legal skills with commercial negotiating and business sense.” Chambers USA has also described Mr. Sandler as “a creative, calm, effective lawyer who is also quick, smart and aggressive.” He regularly speaks on insolvency topics around the United States. He is a graduate of Drexel University (MBA) and Temple University School of Law (J.D.).


Professional Affiliations

  • Co-chair, Business Reorganization Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Past co-chair, Commercial & Regulatory Law Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Immediate Past Chair and Executive Committee Member, Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section Bankruptcy Committee
  • Steering Committee Member, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference Education Committee
  • Past Co-chair, American Bankruptcy Institute Special Projects Task Force of the Asset Sales Committee
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association, Association for Corporate Growth, International Federation of Insolvency Practitioners (INSOL), Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Member, The Union League of Philadelphia
  • Director, Turnaround Management Association (Philadelphia Chapter), The Settlement Music School, The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Art Alliance

Programs and Lectures

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, National Association of Credit Managers, Temple University School of Law (adjunct professor of law), Hildebrandt Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, New York State Bar Association, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, Philadelphia Bar Association (among others)



  • Coauthor, "Suggested Amendments to US Bankruptcy Code," Law360 (February 3, 2009)
  • Coauthor,"'Decoupling' Issues in Bankruptcy," Business Bankruptcy Newsletter (ABA Business Law Section January 2009)
  • Author, "Corporate Guidance in M&A Transactions From Chancery Court," 8 Delaware Law Weekly No. 36 (Sept. 14, 2005)
  • Coauthor, "Statutory Employer Immunity Under Pennsylvania Law," Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly (Winter 1998)
  • Coauthor, Statutory Employer Immunity in Tort Cases Involving Work-Related Injuries, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Pub. No. 148-1997 (1997)
  • Coauthor, "Recent Significant Case Decisions Involving Design Professionals," in program materials for 36th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys (Schinnerer & Co. 1997)
  • Regular law columnist for the monthly national magazine, The Construction Specifier
  • Author, "Alcan Revisited: Does the Denial of a De Minimis Defense Help Achieve a 'Polluter's Pay' Policy?" 8 Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal 141 (1994)