Stephanie Wickouski counsels clients on all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial transactions, including bond defaults, trust indentures, business acquisitions, real estate, health care and financial fraud. With more than 30 years of experience handling complex reorganization cases throughout the country, she has served as lead bankruptcy counsel in multiple high-profile cases.
Ms. Wickouski is the author of two books: Indenture Trustee Bankruptcy Powers & Duties, an essential guide to the legal role of bond trustee, and Bankruptcy Crimes, an authoritative resource on bankruptcy fraud. She also writes the Corporate Restructuring blog (http://blogs.bankrupt.com). She has a national reputation and is an industry leader in corporate insolvency, and is a frequent lecturer, author and commentator on bankruptcy subjects.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Wickouski was vice chair of the corporate restructuring group and regional partner in charge of the New York office at another firm. Prior to entering private practice, she was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she received awards for her handling of litigation in airline bankruptcies. She is a panel mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Wickouski taught creditors' rights at the Catholic University School of Law and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Roger M. Whelan, former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Columbia.