Knapp, Brad C.

Brad C. Knapp




Brad Knapp is a Partner in the New Orleans office of Locke Lord LLP and member of the Firm's Business Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Financial Services Litigation practices. Brad advises on a variety of litigation and bankruptcy matters, including representing consumer finance and energy industry clients in bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy litigation. Brad also represents debtor clients in bankruptcy proceedings and represents energy clients in regulatory matters.

Representative Experience

  • Served as local counsel to the first lien lenders in the prepackaged bankruptcy case of Mood Media Corporation and its affiliates
  • Represented the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1245 as its bankruptcy counsel in In re PG&E Corp., et al., Case No. 19-30088, which is pending in the Northern District of California. The IBEW represents thousands of PG&E employees and contractors and is a member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of PG&E. The PG&E Chapter 11 cases are among the largest and most complex Chapter 11 cases ever filed in the United States.
  • Represented debtor clients in Chapter 11 cases involving wood pellet manufacturing facilities
  • Represented energy industry client creditor group in Chapter 11 proceeding of offshore oil and gas operator with particular focus on decommissioning liabilities
  • Represent energy industry clients in a variety of bankruptcy matters on both the debtor and creditor side
  • Represent energy industry clients in pursuing distressed asset acquisitions in bankruptcy cases
  • Assisted in representation of mortgage servicer in government investigation into bankruptcy servicing activities
  • Assisted in representation of mortgage servicers in bankruptcy adversary proceedings and in bankruptcy class actions involving a variety of bankruptcy law compliance issues and other consumer protection statutes
  • Represent oil and gas companies in negotiating regulatory matters with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
  • Represent oil and gas companies in appeals to the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA)
  • Represented former landowner in dispute over title to a ranch property
  • Represented oil and gas company in litigation to enforce lease provisions
  • Represent clients in bankruptcy appeals both to the district courts and various courts of appeal
  • Represent various secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings including preparing proofs of claim, objecting to cash collateral or debtor in possession financing motions, objecting to disclosure statements and plans, defending claim objections, defending preference actions, and participating in bankruptcy sale and auction processes
  • Represent consumer finance clients in a wide variety of litigation in state and federal court
  • Assisted in representation of reinsurer in litigation against managing general agent involving the calculation of certain commissions

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association

Community Leadership

  • Class Relation Officer, Southwestern University