Kathryn A. Coleman

Kathryn A. Coleman is a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP’s New York office and has handled a wide range of insolvency-sensitive and other high-stakes matters in her more than 30 years in practice, including dealing with “bet-the-company” litigation claims, chapter 11 cases for U.S. and non-U.S. companies, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, acquisitions and investments. Her clients include individuals and companies defending trade secret theft and RICO lawsuits, publicly traded and privately held companies restructuring their financial affairs, traditional and nontraditional secured lenders, unsecured creditors (both official committees and significant creditors for their own account), equity-holders, potential acquirers, equity sponsors, and financial and strategic buyers.

Ms. Coleman is experienced in advising management and boards of directors on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and D&O insurance matters. She has advised clients on, and litigated at the trial and appellate levels, the significant legal issues inherent in modern restructuring and finance practice, including contested plan confirmations, prepackaged plans, credit bidding, exclusivity, debtor-in-possession financings, valuation, adequate protection of security interests, the ability to collaterally attack orders of the bankruptcy court and cash-collateral usage. She has substantial experience litigating venue, remand, removal and stay issues, and has represented recovery trustees dealing with myriad post-confirmation issues and litigation.

Ms. Coleman is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and serves on ABI’s Board of Directors, for which she co-chairs its annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program. She frequently speaks on bankruptcy law and distressed investing, participating in programs sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, ABI, the Turnaround Management Association, AIRA, the M&A Advisor, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project.

Ms. Coleman graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College and earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law (U.C. Berkeley), subsequently clerking for Hon. C. Martin Pence, U.S. District Judge for the District of Hawaii.