Laurie Selber Silverstein



Laurie Silverstein

Firm: Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Address:Hercules Plaza
1313 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
United States of America
Phone:(302) 984-6033
Fax:(302) 658-1192
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Local Time:Wed. 23:16
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Mrs. Silverstein heads the firm's Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring practice. She is a former chair of the firm's Litigation Group and member of the firm's Executive Committee (2006-2008).

Laurie primarily represents non-debtor entities, including corporate secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, agents to syndicated lending groups, commercial lenders and lender groups and acquirers in connection with bankruptcy and restructuring matters in a variety of industries and market sectors. She has also represented debtors and trustees.

Laurie served as a facilitator for the 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, 2011, "When Creditors Overreach: Tales of Bad Faith" and a speaker at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, 2008, Roundtable Discussion, Inter-Creditor Issues in Bankruptcy.


Areas of Practice


  • Bankruptcy


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

Clients include Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of America N.A, AT&T Inc., Intercall, Inc. and Tempur-Pedic International, Inc.

Creditor Committee representations include Aurora Foods, Inc., Epic Capital Corporation, Decora Industries, Inc., Mid-American Waste Systems, Inc., Amerilube, Inc., Camelot Music, Inc., Edisto Resources Corporation, The Icing, Inc. and Favorite Brands, Inc. Mrs. Silverstein also represented the Equity Committee in Continental Airlines Holdings, Inc.

Debtor / Trustee representations include Avoca Natural Gas Storage, DR Holdings of Delaware, Golden Ocean Group Limited, One-Stop Wireless Pre-Paid Cellular, Pancoastal, Inc. and Wolleyhan Transport Company.

Professional Associations

Recognized since its inception by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide. Chambers recently observed that Laurie is described by clients as "the best creditors' rights lawyer in Delaware," a "dynamo" and she is “described by peers as being ‘a bright and able advocate who is really tenacious in court.’” She is “able to take on matters for creditors that are seemingly impossible, and solve them in a fashion that benefits the client.”

Designated a “Highly Recommended Lawyer” by Practical Law Company’s Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook, 2007/8 Edition

Named the 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" — Bankruptcy Litigation, Wilmington DE by The Best Lawyers in America

Named to the 2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law)

Recognized as a Finalist in the fifth annual Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list

Rated AV® in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review certification

Appointed by Chief Judge Anthony Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to serve on the 2005 Merit Section Committee for Bankruptcy Judgeship Vacancies in the District of Delaware.

Board of Directors of The Historical Society of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Co-Chair, 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop (2012)

Advisory Committee, 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop (2011)

Program Chair and Executive Committee Member, Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court

Member, Board of Directors, The Historical Society of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association; Business Law Section

Delaware State Bar Association; Founder and first Vice Chair, Business, Bankruptcy Law Section

Bar Admission

Delaware, 1985

United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 1986

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court



The National Law Center of The George Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1985; Articles Editor, Consumer Protection Reporting Service

University of Delaware, B.S. in Economics, cum laude, 1982; Phi Kappa Phi