Sheppard Mullin Bolsters Bankruptcy Practice with Addition of Jennifer Nassiri
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Nassiri has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Finance & Bankruptcy practice group. Nassiri most recently practiced at Quinn Emanuel. She is the 13th partner to join Sheppard Mullin in 2020.
“Clients, now more than ever, need seasoned, experienced advice when it comes to dealing with the many complexities of bankruptcies and restructurings,” said Sheppard Mullin Vice Chairman Jon Newby. “COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on many industry sectors – such as retail – and Jennifer has the know-how and skill to help almost any client navigate the intricacies and complications of managing a bankruptcy.”
Commenting on the addition of Nassiri, Ori Katz, Finance & Bankruptcy practice group leader, said, “Jennifer is an exceptional attorney and a great fit for Sheppard Mullin. Over the past 20 years we’ve admired her top-notch work in major bankruptcy matters spanning a variety of venues and industries. The bankruptcy and insolvency wave has hit and the demand for restructuring expertise continues to grow. Jennifer brings with her a wealth of experience and connections that make her an ideal member of our team. She is recognized as a leader in the insolvency bar and we look to tap into her skill as we continue to build our top tier restructuring practice.”
Nassiri has extensive experience in all areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy-related litigation. She counsels secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, licensors and licensees of intellectual property, equity holders and corporate officers, among others, in the healthcare, retail, automotive, real estate, manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries, in connection with their pre-bankruptcy planning, restructurings and liquidations, both in Chapter 11 and out of court. In addition to her busy practice, Nassiri is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and she served on the Global Advisory Board for Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) from 2016 to 2018. She received her B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles, cum laude, and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.