Ingrid Bagby 

Partner – New York
T.+1 212 504 6894
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Ingrid Bagby's practice focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring and related litigation. She regularly represents creditors, debtors, investors, market participants and other parties in chapter 9 and chapter 11 proceedings and complex business reorganizations, and has extensive experience with cross-border restructurings, including acting for foreign representatives and other parties in chapter 15 proceedings. Ingrid also advises clients on bankruptcy issues and claims resolution involving complex derivatives and structured products, and on the safe harbor provisions for financial contracts under multiple insolvency regimes.

Since its inaugural issue in 2020, Ingrid has been named among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers. She has also been recognized as a key individual in corporate restructuring by The Legal 500 U.S., recognized in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law and recognized as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts. Ingrid was included in the 2022 and 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Bankruptcy Litigation. In 2022, she was recognized among the “Best Mentors” as part of ALM Corporate Counsel’s annual “Women, Influence & Power in Law” awards.

Ingrid is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), INSOL International and the Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the Federal Bar Council. She participated in UNCITRAL's working group on proposed additions to the Model Insolvency Law and was a member of the advisory committee on executory contracts and leases for the ABI's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. She is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy and restructuring topics and is a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which recognizes exceptional legal writing.

Ingrid is the partner sponsor of Cadwalader’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, the Taskforce for the Advancement of Women, the Opinions Committee and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion Oversight Committee.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, she served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Conrad B. Duberstein, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Ingrid received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Georgia State University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was an editor of the Journal of Law and Policy. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Representative bankruptcy and restructuring experience includes:

  • Represent Rabobank as agent for the lenders to Mercon Coffee Corp. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented multiple financial institution derivative counterparties in connection with their exposures during periods of market dislocation.
  • Advising MBIA in connection with the chapter 11 cases and related litigation arising from exposure to distressed CLOs with over $4.1 billion in debt.
  • Represented the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in connection with the creation, structuring and implementation of the Main Street Lending Program, a $600 billion facility to aid small and medium-sized businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • Represented a joint venture in the Section 363 acquisition of aircraft manufacturer MD Helicopters.
  • Represented the joint administrators of Lehman Re Ltd. In connection with their chapter 15 cases and the resolution of Lehman Re’s obligations of more than $1 billion.
  • Represented creditors, lenders and swap counterparties in the chapter 11 cases of, among others, Peabody Energy Corporation, Linn Energy, Breitburn Energy, Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC).


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Ingrid Bagby 


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York


  • Hon. Conrad B. Duberstein
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Georgia State University