Foley Continues Expansion of Bankruptcy Practice With Addition of Erika Morabito

15 September 2011 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News
Foley announced today that Erika L. Morabito has rejoined the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Morabito rejoins Foley from Patton Boggs LLP.

Morabito focuses her practice on bankruptcy, creditors' rights, debtor reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings. She represents Chapter 11 debtors and creditors' committees, and frequently advises and represents clients in creditors' rights litigation, out-of-court restructurings and the purchase and sale of assets under the Bankruptcy Code. Morabito also handles a variety of commercial litigation, commercial real estate, FDA litigation and loan transactions.

“Erika brings a well-regarded and sophisticated national practice to our national bankruptcy capabilities,” said Mark L. Prager, chair of the firm's Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice. “We know Erika well, and beyond her notable Chapter 11 representations and restructuring efforts she is an accomplished litigator, which is increasingly important to our clients in this space.”

Earlier this month, bankruptcy and finance attorneys Christopher Celentino, Mikel R. Bistrow and Kathryn M.S. Catherwood joined Foley’s San Diego office from Duane Morris LLP.

“It’s exciting to rejoin Foley as its bankruptcy practice continues to expand around the country,” said Morabito. “As bankruptcy matters grow more complex – and contested – I look forward to working together with my colleagues throughout Foley to provide the best restructuring and litigation solutions for our clients.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Erika back to our team here in D.C.,” said Scott L. Fredericksen, managing partner of Foley’s Washington, D.C. office. “Erika is a well-recognized figure in the legal community and her bankruptcy and litigation experience is a perfect complement to our growing presence here.”

Morabito’s litigation practice has involved a wide variety of complex commercial litigation cases in state and federal courts across the country, including business tort, breach of contract, employment, large commercial collection, FDA, construction litigation, and non-compete actions. She is particularly active representing clients in the state and federal courts of Virginia while also actively litigating in several other courts throughout the country.

Morabito is a frequent lecturer for the Arlington, Virginia Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar on a variety of bankruptcy and litigation issues. She also serves on judicial interview panels and provides recommendations for future appointments of judges in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Foley’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice is one of the nation's largest and most prestigious. Its highly regarded attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of bankruptcy law and practice, and have represented various constituents in several of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 cases in the United States.

With approximately 900 attorneys in 21 offices, Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. In a recent survey* of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel, Foley received a top 10 ranking out of more than 500 firms for our strong client focus, breadth of service, innovation, and value for the dollar. In addition, Foley was a Top 10 firm on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2010 “Best Law Firms” list, based on the total number of first-tier metropolitan rankings, and CIO magazine recognized Foley for technological innovation that enhances business value by naming the firm to its prestigious CIO-100 list.

*The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts)

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