Biography

Barbra Parlin is a partner in Holland & Knight's New York office and a member of the firm's Litigation Section.  Ms. Parlin practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors' rights and litigation. She represents persons who are in or are touched by financial distress, including debtors, indenture trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders and other parties in interest in Chapter 11 cases, 363 sales and other bankruptcy related matters. She also represents defendants in avoidance litigation, secured creditors and lessors in actions to recover collateral and leased property, advises debtors and creditors on pre-bankruptcy planning and protection strategies, counsels investors in distressed debt and defends creditors in claims objection proceedings. Ms. Parlin also regularly represents the foreign representative/debtor and creditors in cases under Chapter 15 in aid of foreign insolvency proceedings.

Ms. Parlin has broad experience in matters concerning corporate governance, director and officer liability, derivative and securities fraud litigation, SEC investigations, and corporate transactions.  She has managed a range of litigation matters including bankruptcy and avoidance litigation, securities fraud, shareholder derivative litigation, SEC investigations, merger and acquisition litigation, corporate governance actions, construction litigation, directors' and officers' insurance issues and other general commercial litigation. 

Ms. Parlin has served as the New York office recruiting and diversity partner, as partner coordinator for the New York office Women's Initiative and is a member of the Holland & Knight 2006 class of Rising Stars.  She is a frequent speaker on topics related to bankruptcy, restructuring and fiduciary duties and has written extensively on these topics as well. 

Ms. Parlin graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the George A. Katz Memorial Award for Academic Excellence in Securities Regulation. She also served as staff editor and articles editor of the Environmental Law Journal while she was at NYU.  She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University.   

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