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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.

Ranked among the top firms in Texas for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

National tier-one ranking in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in “Best Law Firms” 2019 by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

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

Representative Matters

  • 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 Employment

  • 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

Honors & 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

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2009, summa cum laude, South Texas College of Law; South Texas Law Review; Dean’s Scholar; Dean’s Merit Award; Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity; Participant, South Texas Mentor/Mentee Program; Student Bar Association Representative; American Jurisprudence Award for Top Grade in Pre-Trial Procedure, Oil and Gas Law, Federal Criminal Procedure, and Corporate Law; Participant, Malta International Study Abroad Program
  • B.B.A., 2006, cum laude, Texas A&M University; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Fraternity; Director of Communications, Delta Gamma Sorority; Order of Omega Greek Honor Fraternity; Mays Business School Dean’s List; Texas Aggie Bar Association


  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Ct.
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas

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