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David Carickhoff Partner - Attorney specializing in Bankruptcy & Restructuring

David Carickhoff



Dave Carickhoff is a partner in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring group with over 25 years of experience representing all sides in distressed situations. The diversity of his prior engagements enables him to quickly identify the leverage points in cases to assist clients in achieving their goals. He also has diverse industry experience including chemical, energy, gaming, manufacturing, media, medical devices, mortgage, pharmaceutical, retail, technology, telecom, and video game.

Dave guides clients through complex legal and business issues in distressed situations to achieve value maximizing results. His most recent and current clients include chapter 11 debtors and chapter 7 trustees, for whom he develops case and business strategies. He recently led a chapter 11 debtor through a successful sale process, preserving the business and over 50 jobs. He also manages substantial litigation campaigns and claims on behalf of chapter 7 trustees, including breach of duty and fraudulent transfer claims.

In a recent matter, he achieved an $8 million recovery for a chapter 7 trustee, resolving claims against insiders. He has resolved more than 200 cases with and without mediation.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998
    • Evening Division, J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Law Review: Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review
  • Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1994
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1998
  • Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • ABI – Asset Sale of the Year 2022 – Electric Last Mile, Inc., 2022
  • Best Lawyers 2024, 2024
  • Chambers and Partners Ranked, 2013 to 2023

Published Works

  • Unscrambling the Egg with Substantive Consolidation of Assets, NABT’s American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal, Spring, 2020
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, 2d, 2013 ed., chapter “Litigation Concerning the Petition and First-Day Motions”, Thomson Reuters Westlaw, 2013

Past Positions

  • Archer & Greiner, P.C., Partner, 3/1/13 to 11/6/23
  • Blank Rome LLP, Partner, 10/1/05 to 2/28/13

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