Marianne T. O'Toole concentrates her practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and other insolvency related matters. Ms. O'Toole serves as a standing member of the panel of United States Bankruptcy Trustees for Southern District of New York. As a member of the trustee panel, she is appointed to operate, reorganize and/or liquidate business concerns and individual bankruptcy estates under both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. In addition, Ms. O'Toole has been appointed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to serve as a Special Master in Multi District Litigation.
Ms. O'Toole currently practices at her own firm, Marianne T. O'Toole, LLC, which she formed in 2005. From 1993 to 2002, Ms. O'Toole served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. During her tenure with the United States Attorney's Office, Ms. O'Toole represented the United States and its agencies in all phases of civil litigation, including trials and appeals in both federal and state court. She was responsible for a range of cases involving commercial law, tax, bankruptcy, fair housing, employment law, constitutional law, environmental law, and tort law.
Between 2000 and 2002, Ms. O'Toole served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit within the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. In that capacity, she supervised and handled hundreds of bankruptcy cases on behalf of the United States of America and its agency in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. These cases included Nextwave, Enron, Global Crossing, and Leslie Fay. In 2000 and 2001, Ms. O'Toole served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, Ms. O'Toole was a law clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, then Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. O'Toole has practiced law in New York since 1989 when she was an associate at Chadbourne & Parke. She received her J.D. in 1989 from Pace University School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Law Review.
Ms. O'Toole is admitted in NY, NJ, DC, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is a member of the NYS Bar Association, the New York City Bar, the DC Bar Association, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute.