Randall Adam  Swick  picture Randall Adam Swick

Akerman LLP


With more than 15 years of experience, Adam Swick focuses his practice on bankruptcy and complex commercial litigation matters. Adam has represented a diverse group of litigation clients ranging from bankruptcy committees and trustees to class action plaintiffs and local business owners, in addition to debtors, creditors, and committees in liquidations and restructurings. He has also filed a multitude of Chapter 15 bankruptcy cases, many of which have resulted in critical opinions that helped shape the current legal landscape.

Adam is a sought after speaker on a wide range of international insolvency topics. He is also on the leadership committee for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) International Committee, and was recently named to ABI’s 40 under 40 list, which recognizes emerging leaders in the insolvency profession.

Notable Work

Chapter 15 Liquidators and Trustees: Represented numerous liquidators and trustees in Chapter 15 cases, including Condor Insurance Ltd., Saad Investments Company Ltd., AJW Offshore Ltd., ICP Strategic Credit Income Fund Ltd., and Tibanne Co., Ltd., the parent of Mt. Gox.
Condor Insurance Limited: Represented foreign representatives in Chapter 15 bankruptcy of Condor Insurance Limited. Obtained favorable ruling from the Fifth Circuit in In re Condor Ins. Ltd., 601 F.3d 319 (5th Cir. 2010) that subject matter jurisdiction over fraudulent transfers is not prohibited by Chapter 15.
Unsecured Creditors Committee: Represented the Unsecured Creditors Committee of BJ Services, LLC as Special Counsel to investigate and pursue millions of dollars in claims.
KLD Energy Technologies Ltd. Chapter 7 Trustee: Represented the Chapter 7 Trustee for KLD Energy Technologies Ltd. in bringing and settling claims against the debtor’s former officers and directors.
Isolux Corsan LLC Liquidating Trustee: Represented the Liquidating Trustee for Isolux Corsan LLC, the Texas subsidiary of the Isolux group of companies, a formerly leading international engineering, construction, and concession conglomerate primarily based in Spain.
Legendary Field Exhibitions, LLC Chapter 7 Trustee: Represented the Chapter 7 Trustee for Legendary Field Exhibitions, LLC and other related entities that operated the Alliance of American Football as Special Counsel to investigate the debtors’ potential claims against certain entities and individuals.
Class Action Litigation: Represented a class of participants against Advocare International, LP, an alleged pyramid scheme.
Class Action Litigation: Represented a class of participants in MXI Corporation, an alleged pyramid scheme that sells supposedly “healthy” chocolate.
Chapter 11 Debtors: Assisted in representation of nation’s largest poultry producer in its Chapter 11 reorganization.
Securities Litigation: Counseled a Hong Kong-based electronic gaming company in a securities case filed by hedge fund investors in the Southern District of New York.
Internal Investigation: Conducted internal investigation of a leading U.S.-listed Chinese video game company relating to internal control issues and compliance under Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, and other regulatory provisions.
Securities Litigation: Assisted court-appointed securities litigation committee in determining whether the board of directors of a Dallas-based timeshare company breached their fiduciary duties in connection with a cash out merger transaction.
Securities Class Action: Defended individual directors of board of real estate development company in securities class action and derivative litigation in state and federal court in New Mexico.
Chapter 11 Creditor: Represented a leading company in the development of industrial real estate in Mexico as a creditor in the Chapter 11 case In re Edscha North America, Inc. filed in the Northern District of Illinois.
Oil & Gas: Assisted with $103.5 million acquisition of substantially all assets out of bankruptcy of an oil and gas exploration and production company.
Oil & Gas: Assisted in representation of the Preferred Shareholders’ Committee for Dorado Exploration, Inc., an oil and gas exploration company.