Fulbright Expands Bankruptcy Practice in New York by gregory1


									Fulbright Expands Bankruptcy Practice in New York
NEW YORK – An experienced lawyer with substantial experience leading high-profile
bankruptcy cases, as well as business and commercial litigation, recently joined Fulbright
& Jaworski L.L.P.

As a senior counsel based in the New York office, Andrea B. Schwartz will continue to
handle nationally significant matters, as she did at her prior firm, Golenbeck Eisenman
Assor Bell & Peskoe L.L.P.

“In the current period of economic volatility, our clients, as contract parties, creditors and
debtors, face increasing pressures,” said Evelyn H. Biery, the head of Fulbright’s
Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Department. “A litigator with
excellent credentials and experience, Andrea enhances our capacity to serve our clients in
a key location.”

Beyond Schwartz’s experience handling numerous bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy
matters, she has handled substantial business and commercial litigation, commercial
transactions, fraudulent transfer and preference litigation, asset purchases, sales and
energy litigation. In the course of her practice, she has represented creditors, committees,
bondholders, indenture trustees, debtors and trustees in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
litigation involving asset sales, fraudulent transfers, disclosure statements, plan
confirmations and settlements.

Fulbright’s bankruptcy team was a natural fit, Schwartz said. She cited the international
law firm’s extensive experience representing creditors and debtors in restructure,
refinance and insolvency litigation, including bankruptcy and persons buying from,
lending to and investing in chapter 11 debtors.

“I am thrilled to be a part of such an impressive team of bankruptcy practitioners, who
know how best to advise clients facing the need to restructure, refinance or liquidate,”
Schwartz said. “Fulbright shows great foresight when it comes to serving clients’ needs
and provides top-notch service to a broad base of international clients. The firm’s
collegial atmosphere, international presence and dedication to diversity, client service and
giving back to the community made the difference for me.”

Schwartz served as a law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gloria M. Burns and is
admitted to practice law in New York, California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Additionally, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern
and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Courts of
Appeal for the Second and Third Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme

"Andrea is an accomplished attorney whose bankruptcy and business litigation
experience enhances our existing bankruptcy team,” said Bill Bush, the head of
Fulbright’s New York office. “We are pleased Andrea has joined us as we continue to
strategically grow our practices in New York. In recent years, we have improved on our
historic strength in corporate transactions and built out of our litigation and intellectual
property practices in order to serve our clients’ diverse global needs.”

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Founded in 1919, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. is a leading full-service international law
firm, with nearly 1,000 lawyers in 16 locations in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Denver, Dubai,
Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Munich, New York, Riyadh,
San Antonio, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Fulbright provides a full range of legal
services to clients worldwide.

The 2007 BTI survey of FORTUNE 1000 general counsel chose Fulbright as "The BTI
Client Service 30" A-Team and Corporate Board Member magazine named Fulbright
among the top 20 corporate law firms in the U.S. in their survey of board members of
public companies. For more information, please visit: www.fulbright.com.

For press inquiries, please contact:

Pam Easton, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Media Relations Manager
(713) 651-8480 or peaston@fulbright.com

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