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. That publication notes:
Kate has also been selected by her peers for inclusion in the prestigious 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law.
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
As published in: Law 360 August 17, 2011
As published in: Law360 March 3rd, 2016
As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014
Seventeen attorneys and four practice areas in three states make prestigious list May 23, 2014
August 15, 2013
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal October 2010Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter June 2010Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal October 2009Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal October 2008G. David Dean and J. Kate Stickles
The Americas Restructuring and Insolvency Guide September 30, 2008Michael F. Bonkowski, Norman L. Pernick, Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
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