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Recognition

Judith W. Ross

 

Honors, Publications, and Speeches

  • Best Lawyers in America©, 2003-2018.

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2018, as chosen by Texas Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters legal division and published in Texas Monthly magazine.

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women, 2003 – 2007, as chosen by Texas Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters legal division and published in Texas Monthly magazine.

  • Texas Super Lawyers, DFW Top 100, 2003 and 2004, as chosen by Texas Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters legal division and published in Texas Monthly magazine.

  • D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2003 - 2018.

  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s, “The Best Lawyers in America,” 2003 - 2018.

  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s, “Preeminent Women Lawyers,” 2013.

  • Listed in Chambers USA Award of Excellence, 2004 - 2014; Recognized Practitioner in 2018.

  • Recognized in Who'sWhoLegal, 2014 by clients and peers as one of the world's leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers.

  • Recognized in Who’sWhoLegal: Texas, 2008.

“Hot Topics in Valuation Across Restructuring and Reorganization Stages,” Presentation to Dallas Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers and Turnaround Management Association, May 30, 2013.

“Asset Securitization and the Effect of Insolvency on Special-Purpose Vehicles Under U.S. Law,” The Americas Restructuring and Insolvency Guide, 2004/2005, Globe White Page, London (Michael C. Li and Eric Soderlund, co-authors.)

“Section 363 Sales,” Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, May 2010.

“Current Developments,” American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, April 2010.

“Estate and Derivative Litigation: Gold Mine or the Shaft?,” University of Texas Conference, November 2009.

“Current Developments,” American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, September 2008.

“Letters of Credit and Bankruptcy,” John C. Ford Inn of Court, Dallas, Texas, January 2008.

“Energy and Insolvency Law,” Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, Dallas, Texas, August 2007.

“Letters of Credit and Bankruptcy,” John C. Ford Inn of Court, Dallas, Texas, September 2006.

“Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code Affecting Consumer and Commercial Practice,” State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, July 2005.

“Pre-Packaged Bankruptcies,” Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Dallas, Texas, November 2004.

 

Frances A. Smith

 

Honors, Publications, and Speeches

  • D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2018.

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 and 2018.

 

Pre-Bankruptcy Considerations of Franchisee and Franchisor, Chapter 1 in Bankruptcy Handbook for Franchisors and Franchisees, American Bar Association (2018).

 

“Top 10 Things Construction Attorneys Need to Know about Bankruptcy,” Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section, October 2018.

 

“Confirmation Chaos: Getting Through Plan Confirmation and Cleaning Up Afterward,” Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, September 2018.

 

“Top 10 Things Real Property Attorneys Need to Know about Bankruptcy,” Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, February 2018.

 

“How to Foreclose on Personal Property in Texas,” 51st Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute, September 2017.

 

“Top 10 Thing Mediators Need to Know about Bankruptcy,” Dallas Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, August 2017.

 

“Removal, Withdrawal, and Appeal:  How to Get Into or Out of District Court,” Author and Panel Speaker, 13th Annual International Bankruptcy Law Seminar, held in Buenos Aires, March 2016.

 

“Claim and Claim Objections: A Review of the Rules,” Author, Panel Speaker, and Course Director, Bankruptcy 101 Course for the Texas Bar CLE, 2012.

 

“Avoiding the Blindside – Update on Chapter 11 Plan Provisions,” Author and Panel Speaker, Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Conference, May 2010.

 

“Texas Legislative Update: Open Roads Ahead: Texas Legislature Clears the Jam,” Co-author, State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Newsletter, November 2009.

 

“Chapter 11: Recent Developments Part II – Cramdown,” Co-author, 14th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, November 2009.

 

“The Contested  Confirmation: Traps, Potholes and Strategies in a Cramdown,” Co-author, American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2009.

 

“From Foreclosures to Future Employment,” Moderator, DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers – SMU Panel Discussion, March 2009.

 

“Sauce for the Goose? Dual Standard Emerging in Cross Border Insolvencies: Domicile Not Enough to Recognize Foreign Proceedings,”  Co-author, American Bankruptcy Institute, February 2009.

 

“Rule 9019 Settlements and the Confirmation Process: Favored Negotiation or the New Cramdown?,” Co-author, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, September 2008.

 

“Gift and Carve Out Plans and Other Developing Confirmation Issues in Chapter 11,” Co-author, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, October 2007.

 

“Read the Freakin’ Statute,” presented at the 26th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, Co-author, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006

 

“Employee and Executive Compensation Issues in Chapter 11,” Co-author, Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course 2004.

“You Can Plan on It, An Overview of Priorities, Disclosure Statements, Plan Provisions, and Cramdown,” Co-author, Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt Financing, 2003.

 

Professional and Community Service

  • Bankruptcy 101 – Course Director – 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.

  • Veterans’ Bankruptcy Clinic – February 2016.

  • N.D. Bench Bar – Planning Committee – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018.

  • Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar – Planning Committee – 2017, 2019.

  • Altrusa – Member since 2016.