Suzzanne Uhland is a partner in O'Melveny's San Francisco and Newport Beach offices and Chair of the Restructuring Practice. Suzzanne represents parties in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out of court restructurings and buyers and sellers in Bankruptcy Code Section 363(b) sales and other distress transactions. She also practices with the Firm's Transactions attorneys, both in bankruptcy cases and in structuring transactions to avoid bankruptcy-related risks. Suzzanne has substantial experience in bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation, frequently working with members of the Litigation Department. She also provides advice in bankruptcy compliance matters. Suzzanne has a significant range of experience in real estate, technology, retail, and healthcare financings and restructurings.
Suzzanne is recognized by Chambers and Partners USA (2008-2011) for her restructuring work, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, was named by Orange Coast Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Orange County, and is listed in Who's Who Legal Insolvency & Restructuring in California.
- Yale University, J.D., 1988: Co-Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation
- Stanford University, M.A., Linguistics, 1986
- Stanford University, A.B., Economics and Linguistics, 1984: with distinction; Phi Beta Kappa; Greenberg Prize for Outstanding Linguistics Graduate; Member of Council of Presidents
Law Clerk, Hon. Mariana Pfaelzer, US District Court, Central District of California, 1989-90
Adjunct Professor, Secured Transactions, Southwestern University School of Law, 1990
Speaker, "Workout Lenders," Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, June 2012; "Post-GM Ch 11: Is Nothing Sacred?", California Bankruptcy Forum, May 2010; "Treatment of Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy," PLI Advanced Licensing 2010, February 2010; "Circuit Splits: Will Recent Decisions on Several Key Issues Result in Forum-shopping," ABI Winter Leadership Conference, December 2009; "Derivatives and Insolvency," The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco, January 2009; "Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property; When Worlds Collide," Financial Lawyers Conference, February, 2006; "Can It Be Done By the Numbers?," Turnaround Managers Association, 2003 Spring Conference; "Current Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation," American Bankruptcy Institute, Bankruptcy Battleground West, 2003
Author, "What's Termination Got to Do With It: Termination after Sunbeam," Financial Lawyers Conference (October 2012); "The Increased Importance of Intellectual Property in the Context of Distress and Bankruptcy," Turnaround Management Association (July 2012); "Will SLVs Hold Water in Shipping Bankruptcies?" Law 360 (May 2012); "When Worlds Collide: Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy Court," New Matter (Vol. 34, No. 4, 2009); "Acquisition of Assets from a U.S. Company in Bankruptcy - Another Option for Overseas Merger and Acquisition for Chinese Companies" (in Chinese), Capital Shanghai (April 2006)