Erica S. Weisgerber of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Erica S. Weisgerber of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Erica S. Weisgerber of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. Honorees will be recognized at a special virtual ceremony on February 18, 2021.

Weisgerber is counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department and focuses her practice on a wide range of complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on bankruptcy litigation and antitrust matters. Her bankruptcy experience includes a range of debtor and creditor representations, adversary proceedings and contested matters in cases under chapters 11 and 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, as well as cross-border insolvency proceedings, including extensive experience litigating clawback claims arising out of domestic and international insolvencies. Weisgerber has advised clients on restructuring- and litigation-related issues arising in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings and other distressed situations across a diverse range of industries. She also regularly represents investment banks in their retentions by major constituencies in chapter 11 proceedings. Weisgerber was recognized in 2020 by Turnarounds & Workouts in its annual list of 12 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers in the United States. She is also ranked as a leading antitrust lawyer by Chambers USA (2020) and The Legal 500 US (2020). In addition, she maintains an active pro bono practice and is a 2012 and 2013 recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. She also has been recognized as an Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for her pro bono contributions. Most recently, Weisgerber represented The Big Apple Circus as a pro bono client in litigation arising during the course of its chapter 11 proceedings. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008 and her A.B. magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2005.

“Accomplished in both their careers and communities, the 2020 class of honorees is an inspiration for the future of the insolvency community,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to collaborating with this diverse collection of young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities to advance the profession.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Nominations were submitted earlier this year by the candidates themselves or by colleagues via the initiative’s website, More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. The majority of the applicants were partners, directors or managing directors at their firms.

Click here to view the full list of the 2020 “40 Under 40” honorees.


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