Eric M. English

Eric English

is a senior associate in the Financial Restructuring Practice Group in King & Spalding’s Houston office. Mr. English has a diverse restructuring and creditor rights practice, including the representation of debtors, secured lenders, trade creditors, and equity holders in commercial workouts, bankruptcy restructurings and litigation. Mr. English also has experience with commercial foreclosures and has represented buyers in distressed acquisition transactions. Mr. English has represented clients in a number of industries including oil and gas, chemicals, power generation, financial services, healthcare, mining, construction, solar energy, and real estate. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. English clerked for the Honorable Harold R. DeMoss, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Publications, Speaking Engagements and Awards

Texas Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star 2013, 2014

Author, Fifth Circuit Refuses to Adopt “Artificial Impairment” Standard to Reverse Confirmation of Chapter 11 Single Asset Real Estate Plan, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law (June 2013)

Author, Bankruptcy Court Surprises Observers and Transfers Venue of Patriot Coal Chapter 11 Cases to Missouri, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law (Feb./Mar. 2013)

Contributing Author, Collier on Bankruptcy Taxation (2011 - Present).

Contributing Author, Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide (2011 - Present).

Co-Author, Recent Developments Regarding Releases, Exculpation Provisions and Presenting Claims in a Plan, presented at Texas Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course (Sept. 2012).

Author, Eric English on Supreme Court Opinion and Dissent in Hall v. United States, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, 2012 Emerging Issues 6405 (June 2012), available at 2012 U.S. LEXIS 3781 (May 14, 2012).

Co-Author, Releases in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plans, presented at the Texas Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course (September 2011).

Co-Author, Director and Officer Duties In and Out of Bankruptcy, presented at the Oklahoma State Bar Association 25th Annual Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar: Riding the Bankruptcy Tsunami (December 2010).

Speaker, State Bar of Texas Business Bankruptcy 101 Course (June 2010); Co-Author, Overview of the Claims Process and Avoidance Litigation Including Motions for Relief from Stay (June 2010).

Author, Texas Bankruptcy Court Rejects Chapter 11 Debtors’ Request to Sell All of Their Assets and Calls for Fifth Circuit to Clarify Legal Standard, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, 2009 Emerging Issues 3629 (May 2009), cited in 3 Collier on Bankruptcy ¶ 363.02 (16th ed. 2010).

Co-Author, Current Developments And A Practical Approach To Bankruptcy Tax Matters, presented at the University of Texas 27th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference (November 2008).

Author, You Have the Right To Remain Silent. Now Please Repeat Your Confession: Missouri v. Seibert and the Court's Attempt To Put an End to the Question-First Technique, 33 Pepp. L. Rev. 423 (2006), cited in Wilkerson v. State, 24 A.3d 703 (Md. 2011) and numerous secondary sources.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy/Restructuring , 2) Energy & Natural Resources , 3) Financial Institutions: Restructuring and 4) Energy Financial Restructuring
Law School J.D., magna cum laude, Pepperdine University
Education B.A., magna cum laude, Seattle Pacific University
Bar Member / Association State bar of Texas
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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