Abigail O'Brient

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  • 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, although she also has significant commercial litigation experience in state and federal court. Abby is experienced in the representation of chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, chapter 7 trustees, defendants in bankruptcy litigation, and companies in out-of-court restructurings. 

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

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)

Recognitions & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum