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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Adds Bankruptcy Litigator to New York Office

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is pleased to announce that Deborah J. Newman has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.  

Deborah has over 15 years of experience in high-impact bankruptcy and distressed debt related litigation.  She has represented institutional investors, indenture trustees, official and ad hoc committees and debtors in possession in the full range of complex litigation matters that arise in the course of Chapter 11 restructurings, cross-border insolvencies and other bankruptcy contexts.  Her experience also includes complex commercial litigations occurring in state and federal courts.  Law360 named Deborah a “Rising Star” for Bankruptcy Litigation in 2016.

Deborah has been involved in the most cutting edge issues in bankruptcy today, including the treatment of original issue discount under the Bankruptcy Code, the appropriate cram-down interest rate for a secured creditor, and individual creditors’ rights to pursue fraudulent transfer actions in spite of a debtor’s bankruptcy filing.

Deborah Newman said: “The intersection of bankruptcy law and litigation has been my focus throughout my career.  There is no better platform than Quinn Emanuel in our field for that.”

Managing Partner, John B. Quinn observed: “We are very happy that Debbie has agreed to join us. She is one the of the top practitioners in an area which we have steadily expanded by attracting bankruptcy talent who understand how to win in the courtroom when negotiations fail.”

Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, Susheel Kirpalani observed: “Anyone who has worked with Debbie knows the value she brings to our team.  We are excited to be joined by someone who has previously been so formidable an adversary while always being a consummate professional.”

Deborah received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and her B.A. with honors from University of Michigan.