Ashley M. McDow is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. She practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law, focusing principally on the representation of debtors in possession and creditor committees in both corporate and individual Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, and parties to various adversary proceedings.
With experience representing clients on all sides of the bankruptcy process, Ms. McDow has developed a holistic understanding of the bankruptcy process, and utilizes this understanding to effectively and efficiently represent the interests of her clients.
Ms. McDow serves as an editor on the editorial board of the California Bankruptcy Journal. She has authored a number of publications on bankruptcy and commercial law topics, including critical vendor motions, perfection of security interests in intellectual property and the enforcement of state court judgments in bankruptcy, and has guest lectured at the University of California Irvine School of Law on insolvency and restructuring matters.
- Represents a California healthcare district in its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case.
- Represents six urgent care clinics in their jointly administered bankruptcy proceedings.
- Represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of two high net worth individuals. After commencing an involuntary bankruptcy against the now debtors on behalf of three creditors, Ms. McDow successfully obtained the entry of an order for relief and the appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee.
- Represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy case of the manufacturer of Bitcoin mining computers and related hardware and now represents the liquidating trustee in the same matter.
- Represented a sovereign nation as the purchaser of aircraft in a bankruptcy proceeding in North Carolina, which was commenced by the seller of the aircraft prior to the delivery thereof but following the payment of the purchase price in full.
- Represented the Chapter 7 trustee in an individual bankruptcy case involving the concealment of valuable assets through a series of transfers to domestic and offshore shell companies, and identified and liquidated assets sufficient to pay all claims in full.
- Represented a film and television actress in her individual Chapter 11 reorganization, precipitated by the client’s inability to service debt secured by two parcels of realty in Bel Air, California, and Jackson, Wyoming.
- Represented an entertainment company in pending litigation regarding the ownership and control of a joint venture between the company and a joint venturer as well as a dispute pertaining to the distribution of revenues to the officers and directors.
- Represented an internet advertising company in the acquisition of certain domain names and associated intellectual property.
- J.D., Loyola Law School, 2006
- B.A., University of Washington, 2003
Admissions : Ms. McDow is admitted to practice law in California and the state of Washington.
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