Abigail O'Brient

Associate vCard


  • University of California - Berkeley (JD, 2009)
  • Washington and Lee University (BA, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Abby’s practice focuses on corporate reorganization and bankruptcy law, including the representation of chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, chapter 7 trustees and defendants in bankruptcy litigation.

In addition, she has significant commercial litigation experience in state and federal court, including representing clients in business disputes, fraudulent conveyance cases and insurance coverage litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Represented supervisory board of liquidating trust in obtaining dismissal of claims for equitable subordination and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented chapter 7 trustee in successfully securing millions of dollars in judgments and settlements in numerous pieces of complex litigation 
  • Represented chapter 7 trustee is recovering significant funds in dozens of preference actions
  • Represented chapter 11 debtor in objecting to secured creditor’s claim, ultimately reducing the claim by nearly $2 million 
  • Represented residential real estate developer in confirmation of chapter 11 plan
  • Represented indenture trustee in obtaining two unlawful detainer judgments against municipality that had defaulted on bond payments
  • Represented luxury boutique hotel in selling assets and confirming chapter 11 plan during contested bankruptcy case

Reported Decisions

  • At Home Claims, LLC v. Equinix, Inc. (In re At Home Corp.), case no. 09-3205 TC, 2010 Bankr. LEXIS 1368 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. Apr. 23, 2010)
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London v. AXA Corp. Sols. Assurance, case no. B251997, 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 815 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 5, 2015)
  • Maxim Mktg. Corp. v. Trader Joe’s Co., case no. B258308, 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4095 (Cal. Ct. App. June 12, 2015)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

Speaking Engagements

  • Producer, Judges Roundtable Breakfast: Ch-Ch-Ch Changes – Turn and Face the ABI Proposals, California Bankruptcy Forum 28th Annual Insolvency Conference, Indian Wells, CA (05.20.21016)