Jenner & Block

“U.S. Solutions to Bankruptcy Problems,” Training Program on Bankruptcy Law

Jenner & Block Partners Melissa M. Root and Catherine L. Steege spoke at a training program on bankruptcy law for visiting judges from Thailand.  Called “U.S. Solutions to Bankruptcy Problems,” the two-week program in Chicago was sponsored by the Office of the Judiciary of Thailand.  Melissa and Cathy were panelists in a session that provided the visiting judges with practice perspectives on commercial and consumer bankruptcy matters.  Their session was held on March 7, 2014. 

Melissa is a member of the Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization, Bankruptcy Litigation and ERISA Litigation Practices.  She is experienced in sizeable bankruptcy cases. She frequently represents parties in large complex bankruptcy litigation matters and also frequently represents debtors and trustees in Chapter 11 cases. She also serves as the programming chair of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.

Cathy is co-chair of the Bankruptcy Litigation Practice. Debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, 1114 committees, trustees and other parties seek her representation before the bankruptcy courts. She also handles complex litigation arising out of bankruptcy cases and insolvencies. She teaches bankruptcy as an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School and is a contributing editor to the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Commentaries to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. She is also co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Bankruptcy Litigation Committee.