Kate Stickles is a member of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department based in the Wilmington office. Kate concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights, with particular experience representing debtors, official committees, examiners and trustees in chapter 11 cases.
Kate has been named one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” by Chambers USA since 2010. See Award Methodology. That publication notes:
Kate has also been selected by her peers for inclusion in the prestigious 2010, 2011 and 2013-2020 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. See Award Methodology.
Kate has served as counsel to chapter 11 debtors in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications, health care, and media, in some of Delaware’s most significant bankruptcy cases.
Select representative debtor engagements include:
Kate has also represented official committees, liquidating trustees, examiners, including:
Kate is active in the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware State Bar Association having served as the Section’s Chair (2010-2011), Vice Chair Commercial Bankruptcy (2009-2010) and Secretary (2008-2009). She has also served as a member of the Delaware Views from the Bankruptcy Bench and Bar Steering Committee, 2006, 2008 and 2011. Kate is the former Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section, CLE / Publications Committee.
Kate is a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and a past Director at Large, 2010-2011. She has also served as the Chair 2009-2010, Vice Chair 2008-2009, and Secretary 2007-2008 of the IWIRC Delaware Network. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court.
Kate earned her B.A. in political science and communications from Western Maryland College and her J. D. from Temple University School of Law.
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1989
Western Maryland College, B.A., cum laude, 1984
August 15, 2019
As published in: Best Lawyers Business Edition 2019: Women in the Law Summer 2019
August 15, 2018
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law October 4, 2018J. Kate Stickles
American Bar Association February 1, 2018J. Kate Stickles and Patrick J. Reilley
American Bankruptcy Institute Commercial Fraud Committee Newsletter September 25, 2017J. Kate Stickles
American Bankruptcy Institute Commercial Fraud Committee Newsletter June 2017Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal October 2010Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
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