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Lillian Stenfeldt

Lillian Stenfeldt

Sedgwick LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Ms. Stenfeldt is a Partner and Chair of the Bankruptcy Department at Sedgwick LLP. She served on the firm’s management committee for 4 years. She works on complex intellectual property issues in bankruptcy cases and represents international technology and other clients on the various aspects of licensing and bankruptcy law.  She assists clients in purchasing intellectual property assets from financially challenged companies, both in and out of bankruptcy cases.  She also assists companies in efficiently structuring business transactions and licenses to prevent losses and protect assets due to potential future insolvencies of others.

She was named “Best Bankruptcy Lawyer,” “Best Bankruptcy Litigator” and a “Super Lawyer” again this year. She was recognized as one of 40 “Women Leaders in the Law” in California by The Recorder.  She frequently lectures on a wide variety of bankruptcy related topics, including selected topics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Lillian also represents clients throughout the country in all aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings and strategy.  Her clients include secured creditors, hedge funds, creditor’s committees, trustees and receivers. Her clients range from International Fortune 100 companies to start ups.

Lillian earned her BA in Economics, as well as her Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior, from Stanford University. She received her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, magna cum laude.

Work History:

  • Sedgwick LLP, 2003-Present
  • Gray Cary, formerly known as Ware & Freidenrich, now known as DLA Piper, 1994- 2003
  • Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, 1982-1994
  • General Motors Legal Staff, 1980-1982

Professional Memberships:

  • Director, Bay Area Bankruptcy Form
  • Past Board of Director, International Turnaround Management Association;
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Association of Insolvency Professionals
  • International Women’s Insolvency Association
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