Jayna is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice at Maynard Cooper. She represents banks, financial institutions, and other lenders as secured or unsecured creditors in commercial bankruptcy or reorganization proceedings and in loan workouts and debt restructuring efforts. She also provides representation for the committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases, and she represents indenture trustees and bondholders on defaulted issues. As part of her creditors’ rights practice, Jayna assists with commercial foreclosure proceedings and the exercise of Article 9 remedies. Additionally, Jayna has advised commercial borrowers and other obligors regarding insolvency, default and restructuring issues.
Jayna also handles commercial litigation matters arising in bankruptcy proceedings or in other federal or state courts, ranging from the collection of sizable debts and obligations, to the defense of lender liability allegations, to contract disputes.
She has been recognized by several industry lists and publications for her work as an attorney, including an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers. Jayna was recently named as The Best Lawyers in America’s 2016 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" for Birmingham.
Jayna holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a B.A.,summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama