Edward A. Phillips, CPA, CTP, CIRA, CFE is a managing director in the Philadelphia office of Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC in New York. He has more than 25 years of experience in restructuring, insolvency, liquidation and forensic accounting matters, and he has represented various parties and held a number of roles in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and post-confirmation engagements. In addition to his advisory work with distressed companies, Mr. Phillips has assisted chapter 11 creditors’ committees and secured lenders across a wide range of industries. He has served as a CRO, post-confirmation trustee, elected chapter 7 trustee and receiver in multiple federal jurisdictions and the Delaware Chancery Court. He has provided acquisition due-diligence services to buyers of distressed assets, and he has testified on numerous occasions on avoidance actions, cash-collateral disputes, plan feasibility, fraud and other financial matters in dispute. Mr. Phillips was a principal author of The Chief Restructuring Officer’s Guide to Bankruptcy, published by ABI, and he has spoken before professional and trade groups on troubled-company issues, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, and financial-statement analysis. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and a past president of its Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter and currently serves on the executive committee of TMA Global. He is also a member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, ABI, the association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Phillips received his B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University, where he majored in finance.