Debra Grassgreen

Debra Grassgreen


Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Recognized since 2003

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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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 technology 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.

Ms. Grassgreen has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 women lawyers in California for several years, including in 2016. She is president of the International Insolvency Institute, a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2001 for her work in both Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy. She is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders—Global Elite 2019, one of only seven U.S.-based lawyers listed for Restructuring and Insolvency. Ms. Grassgreen holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and is 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.

Location

  • 150 California Street, 15th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111-4500

Education

  • University of Florida , J.D., graduated 1991
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A, graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • California, 1994

Affiliations

  • Advisory Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 - Member
  • American College of Bankruptcy - Fellow
  • International Bar Association - Member
  • International Insolvency Institute - President
  • UNCITRAL - IWIRC Delegate

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California

57 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, San Francisco (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Awards:

  • Daily Journal: Top 100 Women Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal – Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2019
  • Chambers USA: Ranked for Bankruptcy/restructuring
  • Super Lawyers: Recognized in 2010-2020 editions for Bankruptcy

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