Stacy A. Lutkus
Stacy A. Lutkus is a senior attorney in the Corporate Restructuring Practice Group of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Stacy has experience in all aspects of both in and out-of-court complex reorganization matters. She has advised clients in preparing chapter 11 matters for filing and negotiating restricting transactions, including distressed asset sales/purchases, debtor-in-possession financing and exit financing. She has experience representing debtors, hedge funds, and bank lenders in financial services, real estate, telecommunications, travel, and gaming industries.
Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Stacy worked for several years as the lead Law Clerk for the Lehman chapter 11 and SIPA cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. During her tenure with the court, Stacy developed a deep knowledge of, and interest in, cross-border matters and the chapter 15 process. In addition to her work on legal opinions and the day-to-day operation of pending cases, Stacy assisted in the facilitation of court-to-court communication in connection with chapter 15 and other cross-border matters, and regularly addressed issues arising in connection with requests for international judicial assistance. Stacy also assisted in the mediation of the American Airlines, MF Global, Syms/Filene’s Basement, Residential Capital, General Motors, and Excel Maritime chapter 11 cases.
Before entering the legal field, Stacy spend several years working as a Special Agent in the Criminal Investigation Division of the United States Internal Revenue Service, where she developed a deep understanding of United States tax and anti-money laundering statutes and gained experience conducting witness interviews, participating in enforcement operations, preparing special agent reports, and testifying in court proceedings.
Stacy earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law. Prior to law school, Stacy was a Fulbright Scholar pursuing graduate research in Economics at the Universität Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany. She earned her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Drexel University.