Cassandra Sepanik Shoemaker

Cassandra Sepanik Shoemaker

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Cassandra Sepanik Shoemaker represents creditors, debtors, and equity holders in complex corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy litigation in the United States and abroad. Cassandra has represented creditors in objecting to the adequacy of disclosure statements and confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization and parties involved in preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance actions. In addition, Cassandra has experience advising on a range of bankruptcy and other insolvency-related issues, including lender liability litigation and the implications of seeking bankruptcy relief. Her engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, real estate, telecommunications, and healthcare.


  • In re ATP Oil & Gas Corp., 888 F.3d 122 (5th Cir. 2018)

  • Foothills Tex., Inc. v. MTGLQ Investors, L.P. (In re Foothills Tex., Inc.), 476 B.R. 143 (Bankr. D. Del. 2012)

  • Halo Wireless, Inc. v. Alenco Communications, et al. (In re Halo Wireless), 684 F.3d 581 (5th Cir. 2012)

  • Ad Hoc Group of Vitro Noteholders v. Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (In re Vitro, S.A.B de C.V.), 470 B.R. 408 (N.D. Tex. 2012)

  • In re Cano Petroleum, Inc., No. 12-31549, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 3281 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. July 18, 2012)

  • In re HSAD 3949 Lindell, Ltd., No. 10-33986, 2010 Bankr. LEXIS 4860 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Sept. 1, 2010)

Prior Experience

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Nancy Johnson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston, Texas, 2007
  • Legal Aid Volunteer, Lone Star Legal Aid, Bryan, Texas, 2004

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Board Member and Treasurer, International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section

  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers

  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

  • Certified Mediator, 2007-2009