A dedicated bankruptcy practitioner and pro bono advocate, clients rely on Tracey to provide efficient and practical solutions combining in-depth legal and factual analysis with an effective work product.

Overview

Tracey provides sophisticated counsel and advocacy to creditors and Chapter 7 and 11 trustees. She is known for her ability to explain complicated issues to clients and easily distill complex concepts.

Tracey represents the full range of clients typically found in bankruptcy cases and state court insolvency proceedings. She has particularly deep experience with telecommunications, banking, healthcare, real estate and nonprofit industries. Her robust knowledge of bankruptcy avoidance action defense strategies is an asset to her clients.

Experience

A committed advocate for her clients, Tracey regularly represents secured creditors, large unsecured creditors, and utilities in Chapter 7, Chapter 9, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.

Aided by her work for bankruptcy trustees, Tracey has extensive experience  obtaining results in the best interest of creditors in a variety of insolvency contexts, including bankruptcy sales, reorganizations, and out-of-court dissolutions.

She is a frequent author and presenter, most recently in Clark’s Secured Transactions Monthly.

Tracey is committed to pro bono in the Washington, DC area. She is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee, organizes the firm’s work with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Advocacy & Justice Clinic, and is a faithful Clinic volunteer representing pro bono clients in housing, family, and disabilities matters.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Co-presented “Bankruptcy 101 for Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers: Spotting the Issues” for the District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, D.C. Bar, November 2014

Co-presented “Protecting Your Utility against Vendor Bankruptcies” at the American Public Power Association Legal & Regulatory Conference, October 2017

Publications

Co-author of Chapter 3: Jurisdiction and Venue of the Thomson Reuters Bankruptcy Treatise Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, 2d, 2016-2018 editions

Recognitions

Recognitions

Included in Washington, DC’s Rising Stars for Creditor Debtor Rights, 2014-2017

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Walter Chandler American Inn of Court

American Bankruptcy Institute

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2008
  • Virginia, 2008
  • Maryland, 2008
  • Missouri, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Washington University, J.D., 2007

  • Washington University Journal Law & Policy, Managing Editor

Grand Valley State University, M.B.A., with Distinction, Business General, 2000

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society

Grand Valley State University, B.A., cum laude, Spanish, 1999

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
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