News 06 Feb. 2009

Maryann Gallagher Joins Curtis Restructuring And Insolvency Practice as Counsel

NEW YORK, February 6, 2009 — Leading international law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is pleased to welcome Maryann Gallagher as counsel in its Restructuring and Insolvency group. Gallagher will reside in the Firm's New York office and will represent both debtors and creditors in various restructurings and reorganizations.

Gallagher has been advising on bankruptcy, corporate and litigation matters in various capacities for nearly 20 years. She has represented chapter 11 debtors, official and unofficial committees of creditors and bondholders, as well as secured and unsecured creditors with particular focus on avoidance actions in cases of large retailers, airlines and manufacturers. Prior to joining Curtis, Gallagher served as a consultant at NYSE Euronext, protecting the interests of NYSE and its affiliates in reorganizations, liquidations, receivership and administration proceedings. She holds a J.D. from Rutgers University and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University, as well as a B.A., summa cum laude, from Tufts University.

With one of the most active restructuring and insolvency practices, Curtis is fully equipped to tackle all manner of bankruptcy and reorganization issues on behalf of clients. Members of the Firm's Restructuring and Insolvency practice regularly advise debtors; creditors and creditors' committees; lenders and other financial institutions; equity owners and investors; trustees, liquidators and other court-appointed fiduciaries; and governmental agencies in all types of contentious and non-contentious matters. The Firm represents clients throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America in reorganizations in and out of court, structured financings, distressed trades, asset and stock sales, and acquisitions. Among the broad array of sectors in which its clients do business, Curtis has particular expertise in private equity, distressed investing, retail, real estate, airlines, telecommunications and commodities.