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Debra Grassgreen

Debra Grassgreen

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Ms. Grassgreen has significant experience representing debtors, trustees, and creditors’ committees in large chapter 11 cases nationwide and internationally.  Ms. Grassgreen is an author and frequent speaker on various bankruptcy-related topics including the management of large and complex chapter 11 cases, the treatment of intellectual property rights in bankruptcy, issues in hi-tech bankruptcy cases, cross-border bankruptcy issues, and issues facing individual chapter 11 debtors. Ms. Grassgreen participates in the United Nations working group (UNCITRAL) that has been developing a uniform international insolvency law and materials to assist countries in the adoption and implementation of insolvency legislation. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.

In 2013, Ms. Grassgreen was named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 women lawyers in California. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, a fellow of the International Insolvency Institute, and has beem listed in “San Francisco’s Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers in America every year since 2001 for her work in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law. She holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and was recently ranked among Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorneys by Chambers USA. Every year since 2010, she has been named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” by San Francisco Magazine. Ms. Grassgreen is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she also received her J.D., and is admitted to practice in Florida as well as California. 


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