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Jennifer Lyday | Partner
Business Insolvency, Commercial Bankruptcy

Office: 370 Knollwood Street, Suite 600, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336) 717-1283
Email: jlyday@waldrepwall.com
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Jennifer is a partner at Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at Waldrep LLP and an associate at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, focusing on corporate Chapter 11 representations and related state court debtor-creditor representations. Jennifer has represented secured creditors, distressed businesses, unsecured creditors’ committees, trustees, and buyers of assets in bankruptcy sales. She is currently on the panel of Subchapter 5 Chapter 11 Trustees for the Middle District of North Carolina. Jennifer has also counseled clients in complex civil litigation. Her civil litigation experience includes officers and directors' liability, personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, and professional negligence defense. Jennifer also has experience with managing the many legal challenges that arise in the operation of hospitals and assisted living facilities. She also has experience in various types of healthcare transactions. In addition, Jennifer has significant pro bono experience, particularly in helping domestic violence victims obtain 50-B protection orders, working with Legal Aid of North Carolina. She also regularly represents parents of children abducted and taken into the United States in Hague Convention cases. Jennifer is also a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars.

Education

 

  • J.D. 2009 William & Mary School of Law | Lead Articles Editor, William & Mary Law Journal, 2008-2009

  • B.A. 2006 Wake Forest University

Bar Admissions

 

  • North Carolina, 2009

  • United States District Court – Middle District of North Carolina, 2009

  • United States District Court – Eastern District of North Carolina, 2009

  • United States District Court – Western District of North Carolina, 2009

  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2019

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2022

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2022

Honors

 

  • The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) “40 Under 40” Honoree, 2021

  • Ranked by Chambers USA - Bankruptcy-Restructuring / Up and Coming, 2019-2022

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Star – Business Bankruptcy, 2016-2022

  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award, 2013

Professional Memberships

 

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (4th Circuit Volo Author; Southeast Advisory Board)

  • Federal Bar Association

  • International Women’s Insolvency and Reorganization Confederation (Communications Chair of the Carolinas Network)

  • North Carolina State Bar

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Current Member and Former Secretary of the Bankruptcy Section Council)

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Civic Activities

 

  • Board of Directors, The Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina, 2016-2022

  • Local Advisory Board (Triad Region), Alexander Youth Network, 2016-2020

  • Leadership Winston-Salem, Class of 2014

Selected Publications and Presentations

 

  • “Show Me the Money: Practical Issues at the Intersection of Subchapter V Trustees and Estate Funds,” National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) 2022 Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 9, 2022

  • "What to Expect When You Are Consulting: An Exploration of How Appraisers Can Help Insolvency Attorneys Inside and Outside the Courtroom," 11th Annual ASA (American Society of Appraisers) Equipment Valuation Conference, Virtual Event, May 24, 2022

  • Expert Panelist, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation's (IWIRC) 19th Annual Spring Conference, Washington D.C., April 27-28, 2022

  • "Consumer Hot Topics," Middle District of North Carolina 42nd Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, April 22, 2022

  • "Bankruptcy and Small Business: A Practical Course for Newcomers," Wake Forest Law and Thomson Reuters, on-demand web series, August, 2020

  • “Ethics Quick Hits,” American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop, July 24, 2020

  • "Bankruptcy Remote Entities: Brilliant Strategy or Wasted Effort?" 42nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Wilmington, NC, November 22-23, 2019

  • “Icing on the Cake or Adding Insult to Injury – The Secured Lender’s Right to Default Interest and Attorneys’ Fees,” 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, New Bern, NC, November 18-19, 2016

  • “Absolutely Unanswered Questions from Maharaj,” 2016 South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Annual Seminar, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 2016

  • “Taking a Second Bite at the Apple: What Debtors and Creditors’ Counsel Need to Know About Serial Chapter 11 Filings,” 37th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, Durham, NC, April 15-16, 2016

  • “Case Update,” 38th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Pinehurst, NC, November 6-7, 2015

  • “Filing and Litigating a Hague Convention Child Abduction Case in Federal Court,” Middle District of North Carolina Federal Bar Association CLE, Greensboro, NC, October 26, 2015

  • “Spoken in Your Office, Read in the Courtroom: What Corporate Officers and Trustees Need to Know About Waiver of the Attorney Client Privilege,” 36th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, Aberdeen, NC, April 24-25, 2015

  • “Case Update,” 37th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Asheville, NC, November 7-8, 2014

  • "Middle District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Case Summaries, The Disclosure Statement," Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

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