Lori Lapin Jones of Lori Lapin Jones PLLC has been practicing bankruptcy law for over thirty years. She began her career as a staff attorney in the Manhattan District Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service following which she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Tina L. Brozman, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. After her clerkship, Jones spent seventeen years in private practice at the New York City law firms of Dewey Ballantine and Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP. In 2005, Jones formed Lori Lapin Jones PLLC.
Jones has represented a wide variety of parties in out of court restructurings and in large and small Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases in courts around the country. She has represented debtor in possession lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, landlords, equipment lessors, purchasers of assets, trustees, purchasers and sellers of claims and defendants in adversary proceedings.
Currently, Jones serves as a Chapter 7 Trustee on the panel of Trustees for the Eastern District of New York and as a Court appointed mediator in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She has served in a variety of fiduciary roles in Chapter 11 cases including as operating trustee, examiner, post-confirmation trustee and board member. Jones also represents parties in a wide variety of bankruptcy related matters.
Jones co-authored a bimonthly column on bankruptcy law for The New York Law Journal (2005-2008) and co-authored Creditors’ Committee Manual (Warren Gorham & Lamont 1992). Jones served on the strategic planning committee and the rules committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. She serves as a frequent lecturer in the area of bankruptcy law and has taught legal research and writing at New York Law School.
In 2012 and 2009, Jones was selected by Long Island Business News as one of the top 50 most influential women in business on Long Island. She is the Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Organization for Autism Research.