New Partner Enhances Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy Practice in New York

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP announced today that Stephanie Wickouski has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. She will practice within the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group.

Wickouski, a prominent New York based bankruptcy attorney, counsels clients on all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial transactions, including bond defaults, trust indentures, business acquisitions, real estate, health care and financial fraud. With more than 30 years of experience handling complex reorganization cases throughout the country, she has served as lead bankruptcy counsel to indenture trustees in multiple high-profile cases. She is recognized as one of the New York Super Lawyers and named in Best Lawyers in America for her work in the bankruptcy field.

“We are delighted to welcome Stephanie to the firm,” said Vincent Alfieri, managing partner of the New York office of Bryan Cave. “Her practice focus enhances the firm’s ability to deliver the highest quality bankruptcy counsel to our clients.”

Before joining Bryan Cave, Wickouski was vice chair of the corporate restructuring group and regional partner in charge of the New York office at another firm.

Wickouski received her A.B. from The College of William and Mary in 1973 and her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1979. Prior to entering private practice, she was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she received awards for her handling of litigation in airline bankruptcies. She is a panel mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Members of Bryan Cave’s leading restructuring practice have long been known for their creative problem-solving abilities, responsiveness and networks with financial institutions, restructuring advisers and other attorneys. With backgrounds in banking, corporate finance, real estate and litigation, lawyers in the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Group are recognized for efficiently and effectively resolving novel and difficult legal issues in restructurings, out-of-court loan workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, distressed sales, litigation matters and other insolvency proceedings.

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 25 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.

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