Reorg Research New York, New York
Senior Legal Analyst October 2016 to Present
Distressed Debt Legal Analyst April 2012 to October 2016
Research and analyze complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Prepare intelligence for subscribers, including daily stories and long-form analyses of current restructuring trends and legal developments. Co-host company webcast on developments related to Puerto Rico's ongoing fiscal crisis.
United States Bankruptcy Court for District of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina
Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable John E. Waites April 2012 to Present
Performed extensive legal research, prepared draft opinions, and wrote bench. Managed Charleston Division docket, including attorney communications and scheduling.
Barton Law Firm, P.A. Columbia, South Carolina
Associate September 2010 to April 2012
Advised commercial clients and individuals, including Chapter 11 debtors, in bankruptcy proceedings, pre-bankruptcy workouts, and out-of-court restructurings.
White & Case LLP New York, New York
Associate September 2007 to September 2010
Advised debtors, secured creditors and official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings along with financial institutions in a range of transactions, including both in-court and out-of-court workouts.
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York New York, New York
Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Arthur J. Gonzalez October 2006 to September 2007
Performed extensive legal research, prepared draft opinions and wrote bench memoranda.
St. John's University School of Law
New York, New York – June 2007
LL.M. in Bankruptcy
Thesis: Inadequate Protection: A Case Against Trading Orders in Bankruptcy
University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, South Carolina – May 2006
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina – May 2002
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Communication
"How 'Absolute' is the Absolute Priority Rule: Structured Dismissals Following Jevic Holding Corp.," Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (February 2016)
Potential Malpractice Claims Tied to Petters Ponzi Scheme Revived," ABI Journal Magazine (December 2015)
"Puerto Rico's Muni Restructuring Law Ruled Unconstitutional," ABI Journal Magazine (September 2015)
"No Man's Land: The Battle Over Puerto Rico's Recovery Act and the Commonwealth's Ability to Restructure its Debts," Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (September 2015)
South Carolina State Bar (2006)
New York State Bar (2008)