Natalie Ramsey

Natalie D. Ramsey


Natalie D. Ramsey


  • Overview


    Natalie Ramsey is co-chair of the Bankruptcy + Reorganization Group and the partner in charge of its Wilmington and Philadelphia offices. She practices in all areas of domestic and international restructurings, crisis management, financings, acquisitions in distressed situations and asset recovery litigation, often involving challenges to complex corporate transactions. Natalie is certified by the American Board of Certification accredited by the American Bar Association in Business Bankruptcy, and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.  

    Natalie's role in creditor committee representations includes the chapter 11 cases of Imerys Talc AmericaBestwall (an affiliate of Georgia Pacific), Specialty Products (Bondex), NutraQuest, Nutri-System, Leslie Controls, United Gilsonite Laboratories and Combustion Engineering. In each of these cases, she pursued litigation which significantly enhanced the recovery to creditors. She also served as co-counsel and conflicts counsel for the E-side Committee in Energy Future Holdings Corp., one of the ten largest cases to file for reorganization. Her lead role in company side restructurings includes a large regional real estate developer and the jointly-administered O.W. Bunker USA and O.W. Bunker, N.A. cases, which were awarded the International Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $500MM to $1B) and Energy Deal of the Year (Over $500MM to $1B) in 2017 by M&A Advisor, a premier network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Natalie presently serves as co-counsel to the debtor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Loot Crate pending in Delaware.

    Natalie is consistently ranked in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Chambers USA, and has been described by commentators as a lawyer who is "very smart, knows the law inside and out, has superb strategic sense, and is great on her feet... She works extremely hard and is a great tactician with a very deft touch in court.” She has been recognized by as among its 2020 "500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers." In 2017, she was named among Turnaround & Workouts’ “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers of 2017” and “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Leaders” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.  

    Natalie serves on the boards of The Riddle HeathCare Foundation of the Main Line Health System and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. Natalie also serves as a member of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics of the University of Delaware Advisory Board. Previously, she served on the board of Delaware County Habitat for Humanity from 1995 to 2000, and as the Chair of Delaware Valley Habitat for Humanity from 1999 to 2003.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants in Bestwall LLC (a successor-in-interest to Georgia-Pacific LLC)

      • Co-counsel and Conflicts Counsel to the “E-side” Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Energy Future Holdings in its pending Chapter 11 case

      • Co-counsel to the Official Equity Committee of BPS US Holdings, Inc. et al. (Performance Sports Group) in its pending Chapter 11 case 

      • Counsel to the Debtors in O.W. Bunker Holding North America

      • Counsel to various creditors, contract parties and lessors in the Chapter 11 reorganizations of Weinstein Company Holdings, Remington, Suniva, Magnum Hunter, New Gulf Resources, Cubic Asset, and Ryckman Creek Resources*

      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants in Specialty Products Holding Corp. (Bondex)*

      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in United Gilsonite Laboratories*

      • Counsel for a large regional homebuilder in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization*

      • Counsel to a leading health care turnaround consultant in connection with its engagements in both Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings*

      • Counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in Nutraquest, Inc.*

      • Counsel to asset purchasers in cases such as Hayes Microcomputer Products and Wicked Fashion*

      • Counsel to the franchise committee in Nutrasystem, Inc.*

      • *Attorney Ramsey was counsel in these representative transactions prior to joining Robinson+Cole.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bankruptcy Institute (1991 - present)

      American Inns of Court
      Delaware Bankruptcy Chapter (2010 - present)

      Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
      Member (1991 - present)
      Board of Directors (1999 - 2006)
      Chair (2006)

      Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) (1991 - present)

      International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (1993 - present)

      Turnaround Management Association (2003 - present)

      American Bar Foundation
      Fellow (2012)

      Delaware Bar Association

      New York State Bar Association

      Pennsylvania Bar Association

      Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in Lawdragon as one of the "500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers” in 2020.

      Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Philadelphia and Surrounds in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2007, ranked in Band 1 from 2017 to 2019 and as a Star Individual since 2020.

      Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization and Litigation-Bankruptcy since 2012.

      Named among the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2017 "Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers." 

      Named among Turnaround & Workouts’ “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers of 2017”

      Selected to the Delaware Super Lawyers list from 2017 to 2021 and to the Pennsylvania list from 2005 to 2021.

      Selected to the the Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list from 2005 to 2010 and from 2015 to 2020.

      Presented with the E-Commerce Restructuring of the Year honor as part of the Global M&A Network’s 13th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards in recognition of the RTW Retailwinds, Inc. sale of e-commerce business, including the New York & Company and Fashion to Figure e-commerce intellectual property, to the Saadia Group LLC.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
      President (2012-13) (1993 - present)

      The Riddle HealthCare Foundation of the Main Line Health System
      Member, Board of Directors

      Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics of the University of Delaware
      Advisory Board member

      Delaware Valley Habitat for Humanity
      Chair (1993-03)
    • Presentations


      "Imerys Talc America Inc. Bankruptcy," co-presented with Mark A. Fink and Michael R. Enright, presented at the HarrisMartin Talcum Powder Litigation Conference (1/9/20)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • June 29, 2021

        Natalie Ramsey and Jamie Edmonson Win Turnaround Atlas "e-Commerce Restructuring of the Year" Award

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      • October 13, 2020

        Natalie Ramsey and Jamie Edmonson Represent Saadia Group LLC in Significant Retail Transaction

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      R+C News Releases

      • May 24, 2021

        Chambers USA Recognizes 19 Robinson+Cole Lawyers in 10 Practice Areas

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      • October 15, 2020

        47 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in Super Lawyers®

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      • August 20, 2020

        61 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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      • April 23, 2020

        Chambers USA Recognizes 20 Robinson+Cole Lawyers in 11 Practice Areas in CT, PA, and RI and Nationwide

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      • August 15, 2019

        57 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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      • January 22, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Adds National Bankruptcy Team in New York, Philadelphia and Wilmington

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