Lawdragon names Cozen O’Connor’s Brian Shaw and Thomas Horan Among Top 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers

Monday, January 31, 2022

Philadelphia – January 31, 2022 – Lawdragon has named Brian Shaw and Thomas Horan, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practice, to its 2022 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers.

Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based network for lawyers and clients, produces the annual list of the nation’s top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers. Among other accolades, the listed lawyers have been recognized for excelling in financial restructuring in and outside of the courtroom, helping companies survive the pandemic to move forward, and finding financing and acquirors for distressed companies. The selection is based on journalistic research, submissions by firms and clients, and vetting by peers.

Brian Shaw practices out of Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago office. He focuses on financial restructuring, bankruptcy, and other in- and out-of-court distressed solutions, along with attendant litigation, representing debtors, creditors, and other parties-in-interest in proceedings throughout the country. Shaw has guided Chapter 11 debtors, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors’ and noteholders’ committees, assignees, landlords, liquidating trustees, labor organizations, preference and fraudulent conveyance defendants, receivers, and secured and unsecured creditors through all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring. A fellow at the American College of Bankruptcy, he has served as president of the American Bankruptcy Institute and has also chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section. Shaw received his law degree (J.D., magna cum laude, 1993) from the University of Illinois College of Law and his undergraduate degree (B.A., cum laude, 1989) from Tufts University.

Thomas Horan is based in Cozen O’Connor’s Wilmington, Del. office. He focuses his practice on financial restructuring and bankruptcy litigation. Horan represents debtors and official unsecured creditors’ committees in complex Chapter 11 proceedings; counsels secured creditors, trustees, unsecured creditors’, and debtor-in-possession lenders; and represents clients in preference and fraudulent transfer proceedings. He is a longtime member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and now serves as Vice President, Communications & Information Technology. Horan earned his law degree (J.D., cum laude 2004) from St. John’s University School of Law and both his M.A. (1992) and his B.A. (1989) degrees from Fordham University.

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Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 825 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle-market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 31 offices across two continents.

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