• 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

Photo of Bradford J. Sandler
Wilmington, DE
Tel: 302.778.6424
New York
Tel: 212.561.7700

Mr. Sandler is a member of the firm's management committee and long-term planning committee and co-chair of the firm’s creditors’ committee practice group. He has substantial experience representing debtors, committees, acquirers, fiduciaries (including receivers and trustees), 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 Ditech Holdings, Gymboree II, Payless I and II, Shopko, the Weinstein Company, Bon-Ton Department Stores, Woodbridge Group, BCBG Max Azria, Aeropostale and Sports Authority. 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 Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013, and has been named a Delaware "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters every year since 2014. He is ranked among Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorneys by Chambers USA, which states that he “boasts deep expertise in the representation of creditors' committees in complex Chapter 11 proceedings," and that he “blend[s] traditional legal skills with commercial negotiating and business sense."Chambers USA also notes that Mr. Sandler has been described 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

  • Life member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member: Turnaround Management Association, Association for Corporate Growth, International Federation of Insolvency Practitioners (INSOL), Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Director, Turnaround Management Association (Philadelphia Chapter), Settlement Music School, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Art Alliance
  • Member, Law360 Bankruptcy Editorial Board (2020)

Programs and Lectures

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, National Association of Credit Managers, Credit Research Foundation, 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)


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