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Woodworth Winmill

Woodworth Winmill is an associate in the New York office of Reid Collins & Tsai. His practice focuses on complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Woodworth worked as a business restructuring associate at the New York office of Ropes & Gray LLP. He previously interned for the Honorable Freda Wolfson of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Woodworth received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, after transferring from Fordham Law School, where he was a Mary Daly Scholar. During law school, Woodworth volunteered extensively with the Center for Appellate Litigation, an appellate public defender, and interned with the Legal Aid Society, working in immigration defense. He also volunteered in family court. Woodworth received his B.A.  from Bowdoin College, where he double-majored in English and Government and was a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar.

Notable Representations:

  • Representing JW Aluminum Company against four insurers for claims of breach of a syndicated property insurance policy and bad faith denial of coverage, arising from a fire and related business interruption losses, in South Carolina federal court.
  • Representing a group of multinational banks in New York state court litigation against the private equity firm AMERRA Capital Management over AMERRA’s role in a massive corporate fraud by the defunct commodities firm Transmar Commodity Group. The plaintiffs, who were Transmar’s senior secured lenders, allege losses of over $360 million as a result of false bookkeeping and fraudulent financial engineering.
  • Representing the liquidators of Madison Asset LLC, a Cayman entity, in a dispute against Deutsche Bank AG in New York federal court. Plaintiffs have asserted a claim for fraudulent trading under section 147 of the Cayman Islands Companies Law, and allege that Deutsche’s enabling of fraudulent activity caused over $60 million in damages.

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • States’ New Challenges to Peremptory Challenges, ABA Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee, April 26, 2022 (with Jeffrey Gross)
  • Coercion, Defiance and Competing Audiences: Understanding the Meaning of Contempt and Sanctions to “True Believer” Litigants, 126 Penn St. L. Rev. Penn Statim 10 (2021).