Eric English has a diverse restructuring and bankruptcy practice, including representing debtors and creditors at all levels of the capital structure, including secured lenders and noteholders, creditors' committees, and asset purchasers. He has significant experience in a number of industries, including oil and gas, renewables, healthcare, real estate, financial services, mining, and construction.

Honors & Recognitions

Leading lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas), Chambers USA

Bankruptcy Firm of the Year, Chambers USA (Texas), 2019

Listed, Texas Rising Stars, 2013-2019

  • Chambers 2019
  • Chambers - Texas (Bankruptcy 2019)



J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2005

B.A., Seattle Pacific University, magna cum laude, 2002




United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas


  • The Honorable Harold R. DeMoss, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Counsel for various secured and unsecured creditors in numerous Chapter 11 cases, including Northstar Offshore Group, LLC; Humble Surgical Hospital, LLC; Linn Energy, LLC; Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.; Magnum Hunter Resources Corp., et al.; Quicksilver Resources, Inc. et al.; New Gulf Resources, LLC; Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC; Energy & Exploration Partners, Inc.; Samson Resources Corp.
  • Debtors' counsel in In re Neighbors Health, LLC (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to DIP Notes Trustee in In re Toys "R" Us, et al. (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
  • Counsel to Ch. 11 Creditor Trustee in In re Linc Energy, et al. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel for Creditors Committee in In re Montco Offshore, Inc., et al. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel for secured lender in In re Uplift Rx, LLC. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel for purchaser of oil and gas assets in In re Alpha Natural Resources for $339.5 million (Bankr. E.D. Va.)
  • Counsel for secured noteholders and purchasers of assets in In re Linc USA GP, et al. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Texas counsel for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Breitburn Energy Partners, L.P. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • Counsel to purchaser of assets in In re Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. (Bankr. D. Okla)
  • Texas Counsel for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Sabine Oil & Gas, Corp., et al. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • Debtor’s counsel in Milagro Exploration, LLC, et al. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • Debtor’s counsel in KiOR, Inc. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • Counsel to equity sponsor in In re Juniper GTL, LLC (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Debtor’s counsel in In re Spectrawatt, Inc. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • Debtor’s counsel in Bigler, LP (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Counsel to former officers and directors of Lyondell Chemical Corporation in defending fraudulent conveyance and breach of fiduciary duty claims. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Counsel to Montana Resources, Inc. in defense of claims asserted by ASARCO, LLC (S.D. Tex.)



  • Collier on Bankruptcy Taxation, Contributing Author responsible for Ch. 1 and Ch. 4.
    Publication, 2011-present
  • Publication, 03.09.2016
  • “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
  • “Bankruptcy Court Surprises Observers and Transfers Venue of Patriot Coal Chapter 11 Cases to Missouri,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
    Publication, Feb./Mar. 2013
  • “Recent Developments Regarding Releases, Exculpation Provisions and Presenting Claims in a Plan,” Texas Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course (co-author)
    Publication, 09.2012
  • “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
    Publication, 05.14.2012
  • Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide (contributing author)
    Publication, 2012
  • “Releases in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plans,” Texas Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course (co-author)
    Publication, 09.2011
  • 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)
  • “Director and Officer Duties In and Out of Bankruptcy,” Oklahoma State Bar Association 25th Annual Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar: Riding the Bankruptcy Tsunami (co-author)
    Publication, 12.2010
  • “Overview of the Claims Process and Avoidance Litigation Including Motions for Relief from Stay,” State Bar of Texas Business Bankruptcy 101 Course (co-author)
    Publication, 06.2010
  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • "Crisis in the Oil Patch: Restructuring Hot Topics," Dallas Bar Association
    Speaking Engagement, 06.2016
  • “Climbing Out of the Holes We’ve Drilled: Reorganizing E&P Oilfield Service Companies,” University of Texas 34th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference
    Speaking Engagement, 11.13.2015
  • “Purchasing Assets in Oil & Gas Bankruptcy Cases,” Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Seminar
    Speaking Engagement, 10.02.2015
  • Speaking Engagement, 10.01.2015
  • “Current Developments and A Practical Approach To Bankruptcy Tax Matters,” University of Texas 27th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference
    Speaking Engagement, 11.2008


  • Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Federalist Society