Team Members

BRADY C. WILLIAMSON, Esq.

Link to Firm Bio Brady Williamson is a constitutional and corporate litigator who has taught periodically at the University of Wisconsin Law School for more than 20 years. Brady is a member of the firm’s Business, Finance and Restructuring Practice Group. He has successfully represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, see, e.g., Farrey v. … Continued

ROBERT J. WHITE, Esq. (retired)

Mr. White recently retired from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he founded the Restructuring and Reorganization Department. During his tenure at O’Melveny, Mr. White represented debtors, bank financiers, secured and unsecured creditors, creditor committees, bank committees, equity holders and acquirers in connection with workouts and restructurings across a broad range of industries. He was involved … Continued

PROF. JAY L. WESTBROOK

Link to Academic Bio One of the nation’s most distinguished scholars in the field of bankruptcy, and a pioneer in empirical studies in this area, Professor Westbrook also teaches and writes in commercial law and international business transactions. He practiced in all these areas for more than a decade with Surrey & Morse (now part … Continued

HON. EUGENE R. WEDOFF

Link to Judicial Bio Eugene R. Wedoff has served as a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Illinois (in Chicago) since 1987 and as chief judge from 2002 to 2007. Judge Wedoff was a member of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules from 2004-2014 and has served as its chair after 2010. Judge Wedoff … Continued

JANE L. VRIS, Esq.

Jane Lee Vris is a founding partner of Cronin & Vris, LLP, a bankruptcy boutique firm in New York. Previously, she was a partner in the creditors’ rights department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. She specializes in representations involving out of court restructurings and reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Her clients … Continued

R. PATRICK VANCE, Esq.

Link to Firm Bio R. Patrick Vance began his legal career at the Jones Walker LLP firm upon graduation from law school in 1975. The firm has grown to 17 offices in eight states and the District of Columbia and has over 390 lawyers. Mr. Vance served as the chairman of the firm for a … Continued

TARA TWOMEY, Esq.

Tara Twomey is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and the Project Director for the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center. Her work focuses on consumer bankruptcy, mortgage lending and foreclosure. She has been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston College Law School. Ms. Twomey is … Continued

*J. RONALD TROST, Esq.

J. Ronald Trost was Chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference from 1996 through 2004. From 1980 through 2002 he was a member of Sidley & Austin, Managing Partner of its Los Angeles office, chair of its national practice Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group and served on its Management Committee for 20 years. He taught at the … Continued