Ilana Volkov is a member in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department. She has over 25 years of experience representing debtors, unsecured creditors' committees, pre-petition and DIP lenders, purchasers of assets, commercial landlords and other contract parties, shareholders, and other parties-in-interest in all aspects of complex business reorganizations, distressed M&A transactions and related litigation. Ilana also has extensive experience in cross-border insolvency proceedings.
Ilana's experience includes:
Ilana is a sought after speaker on restructuring topics including cross-border insolvencies and the intersection between bankruptcy and maritime law.
She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Law Section); American Bankruptcy Institute; the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC); and the New York City Bar Association Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization. Ilana founded the IWIRC-NJ Network in 2004, was a member of its Board of Directors, and served on the International Board of IWIRC for many years. Ilana is the recipient of the 2016 IWIRC-NJ Network Woman of the Year Award.
Ilana earned her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. During law school, she interned for the Honorable Calvin K. Ashland, then United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California and a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Born in Riga, Latvia, Ilana is fluent in Russian.
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1991
Columbia University, B.A., 1988
As published in: Law360 October 4, 2017
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As published in: Debtwire July 13, 2017
As published in: Forbes March 17, 2017
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law December 6, 2017Ilana Volkov
Corporate Counsel February 23, 2015Ilana Volkov
ABI Journal August Edition, 2013Ilana Volkov and Ryan T. Jareck
New Jersey Law Journal January 23, 2012Leo V. Leyva, Ilana Volkov and Felice R. Yudkin
Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy September 2, 2011Ryan T. Jareck and Ilana Volkov
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