Ms. O’Brient was recognized among an elite group of 124 professionals described as becoming “exceedingly important trusted advisors, routinely rising to meet ongoing challenges” and who have “demonstrated successes and accomplishments during the last 24 months as well as leadership in their organizations while impacting change within their communities.”
Specifically, the profile noted that Ms. O’Brient has “risen to the top in the high-demand male-dominated commercial bankruptcy practice due to her ability to lead successful trial teams and guide buyers in distressed transactions.” It also cited a recent victory where she defended six real estate investment companies in litigation wherein the plaintiff sought to recover $50 million in damages. Under Ms. O’Brient’s leadership, the courts granted a motion to dismiss.
Ms. O’Brient’s wide-ranging insolvency and litigation practice focuses on the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases and other insolvency proceedings in California and nationwide. She routinely represents parties in litigation related to insolvency and distressed debt in state and federal court, as well as purchasers and sellers of distressed assets and bankruptcy trustees, receivers, and other fiduciaries. Ms. O’Brient’s clients value her practical, business-oriented approach to resolving legal issues and her ability to coordinate and manage proceedings pending in multiple courts to achieve positive litigation outcomes.
Banking and Finance Magazine profiles the leading industry figures in the region as nominated by their peers and selected by the Los Angeles Times publishing team with reader input. Ms. O’Brient was also recently recognized as a Business of Law Visionary in the Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing's Business of Law: Trends, Updates, Visionaries Magazine and by the Los Angeles Business Journal: Women of Influence – Attorneys.
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