Journal Article: Josefina Fernandez McEvoy
, co-founder of Markowitz Fernandez & Uriarte, Los Angeles, has been involved in virtually all facets of bankruptcy law and representing both creditors and debtors. Much of her work has involved complex cases such as INTERCO, where she assisted the examiner in analyzing a multi-billion dollar leveraged buyout and prepared a 600-page report for the court. Ms. McEvoy also worked with the now defunct Electric Bicycle Co., which literally ran out of cash before sales of its premier product took off. Currently, her work includes handling pending bankruptcy cases involving assets outside the United States. Ms. McEvoy’s bilingual (Spanish-English) skills and background help facilitate negotiations South of the border and to understand the bicultural context in which those negotiations take place. She is currently the insolvency topic coordinator for the Latin American Law Subcommittee of the ABA’s International Law Committee.
Ms. McEvoy, who earned her B.A., M.Ed., and JD degrees from Temple University, has authored Personal Property Secured Financing in Mexico, Reducing the Risk: Promoting Mutual Understanding in Insolvency Practices, and Access to Capital: Showing You the Money. She is involved in many professional activities including serving as a Supervisory Panel Member of ABI’s Regional Membership Council, where she oversees volunteer membership recruitment and retention efforts. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the California Minority Counsel Program and schedules time for pro bono work in her community