DALLAS — The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Cassandra Sepanik Shoemaker has been invited to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (“NCBJ”) Next Generation (“NextGen”) Program. Established to support the ongoing education and expertise of young attorneys in the practice of bankruptcy law, the NextGen Program will be held during the NCBJ’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., this fall.
Only one attorney from any single law firm may participate in the NextGen Program each year, and Ms. Shoemaker was one of only 40 practitioners chosen from across the nation in 2019. Ms. Shoemaker was randomly selected to participate from a pool of highly qualified nominees, each of whom must meet NextGen’s stringent requirements. To be eligible for consideration, applicants were required to, among other things, demonstrate legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law and commitment to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. As a selectee in the NextGen Program, Ms. Shoemaker will participate in a series of exclusive networking and educational events during the NCBJ Annual Meeting from October 30 through November 2, 2019.
Ms. Shoemaker is Counsel in the Firm’s Dallas office and a member of the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group. She represents creditors, debtors, and equity holders in complex corporate reorganizations and bankruptcy litigation in the United States and abroad. She 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.
Ms. Shoemaker received her J.D., summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law and her B.B.A., cum laude, from Texas A&M University. She is a Board Member and Treasurer of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and is also an active member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the National Association of Women Lawyers.