William E. Chipman, Jr.



Direct Dial:  (302) 295-0193

E-Mail:  Chipman@ChipmanBrown.com








Bill Chipman is a bankruptcy and restructuring practitioner with significant experience representing debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, debtor-in-possession lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, and plaintiffs and defendants in a broad spectrum of bankruptcy related litigation in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases pending in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.


Prior to founding Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP, Bill helped establish the Delaware office of Greenberg Traurig LLP and was a partner in Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP’s Delaware office.


Bill is also a Certified Public Accountant who has extensive business-related accounting experience.


Representative Matters*


  • Debtor’s conflicts counsel to Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC,

Case No. 18-10122 (KG)

  • Debtor’s counsel to First River Energy, LLC, Case No. 18-10080 (MFW)

  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of hhgregg, Inc., et al.,

to pursue certain claims, Case No. 17-01302-JJG S.D. Indiana

  • Counsel to Ad Hoc Committee of Equity Security Holders of Bonanza Creek Energy. Inc., et al.,

Case No. 17-10015 (KJC)

  • Counsel to Cortland Capital Market Services LLC in the Boomerang Tube, LLC, et al.,

Case No. 15-11247 (MFW)

  • Counsel to Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company in the Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al. Case No. 14-10979 (CSS)

  • Dynavox Inc., et al., Case No. 14-10791 (PJW)

  • Prospect Park Networks, LLC, Case No. 14-10520 (MFW)

  • Archetypes, Inc., Case No. 13-12874 (CSS)

  • Official Committee for Life Uniform Holding Corp., Case No. 13-11391 (KJC)

  • Official Committee for Penson Worldwide, Inc., Case No. 13-10061 (PJW)

  • International Media Group, Inc., Case No. 12-10140 (MFW)

  • AR Broadcasting, Inc., Case No. 11-13674 (BLS)

  • Official Committee for Perkins & Marie Callendars, Case No. 11-11795 (KG)

  • Burger King Corp.

  • Los Angeles Times

  • Official Committee for Fairfield Residential LLC, Case No. 09-14386 (BLS)

  • Official Committee for PJ Finance, Case No. 11-10688 (BLS)

  • Official Committee for Champion Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 09-14019 (KG)

  • MTB Bridgeport Holdings, Case No. 11-12707 (KJC)


*Note:  Some of the matters listed were handled by our lawyers prior to joining Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP


Practice Areas



  • J.D., cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 1999

  • B.S., Ursinus College, 1990


Bar Admissions

  • Delaware

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants



  • Chambers & Partners USA, 2012-2019

    • Has "an incredible amount of experience"

    • "A really skilled practitioner"

    • "Intelligent and practical; a master at getting the deal done"

    • "Savvy and seasoned"

  • Martindale Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Rated

  • Listed, Delaware Super Lawyers, 2014-2019