Laura Skowronski Bouyea, a resident of Venable’s Baltimore office, is a member of its Business Division, where she focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. She represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, bankruptcy trustees, and liquidating agents in all aspects of bankruptcy.
She also represents lenders, including special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities, in a wide range of matters, including foreclosure sales, receivership actions, guaranty claims, loan modifications, and lender liability actions.
Laura is admitted to practice in both Maryland and Delaware and appears regularly in federal and state courts. She began her legal career as law clerk for the Honorable James F. Schneider of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.
Prior to attending law school, Laura worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and obtained her certified public accountant license. Her accounting background and clerkship, coupled with her legal experience, uniquely situate her to handle both transactional and litigation matters.
- J.D.with honorsUniversity of Maryland School of Law2003
- B.S. / B.A.cum laudeUniversity of Richmond1999
Bar Admissions : Maryland, Delaware
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Clerk Experience : Honorable James F. Schneider U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland 2003 2005.
Professional Memberships and Activities :
- Maryland State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
- International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Laura is vice-chairperson, chair-elect, and a member of the board of directors of the Greater Maryland Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).
The IWIRC is an organization comprising lawyers, lenders, judges, financial advisors, and other professionals, dedicated to supporting and promoting women professionals in the insolvency professions.
As vice-chairperson of the IWIRC, Laura has helped spearhead the planning of numerous notable events, on insolvency and topics of interest to women and of general interest, such as human trafficking. She is also a member of the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association and is regularly asked to lecture at the organization’s meetings and conferences.
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