Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that its shareholder Jayna Lamar was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 15, 2019, in Coronado, California. Ms. Lamar is one of only 36 new inductees from across the United States being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays a vital role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community. Nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are selected to join the College by a Board of Regents.
Ms. Lamar is Chair of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. With more than 30 years of experience, her national practice focuses primarily on the representation of banks, financial institutions, and other lenders as secured or unsecured creditors in all aspects of commercial bankruptcy or reorganization proceedings and loan workouts and debt restructuring efforts. She also represents unsecured creditors’ committees, and members of committees, in Chapter 11 cases, and she regularly represents indenture trustees and bondholders on defaulted issues. Ms. Lamar frequently advises the buyers of assets in distressed situations, including the purchase and sale of financial assets. In addition to her induction into the College, Ms. Lamar is recognized as a Band 1 “Leading Individual” in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers and Partners, and she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute and the Gulf Coast Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.