Jennifer Marines, deputy chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Finance Department and partner in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group (BRIG), has been referred to as “an experienced attorney capable of running even the most thorny restructurings” by Law360.
After joining MoFo’s bankruptcy practice in 2012, she was immediately immersed in the Chapter 11 case of Residential Capital LLC., which U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn referred to as “the most legally and factually complex” bankruptcy cases he has ever presided over. This case not only marked a pivotal moment in Jennifer’s career, it prepared her for taking a leading role on several significant restructuring cases, on both the debtor and the creditor side.
More recently, Jennifer took the lead in some very high-profile bankruptcy proceedings, such as the Chapter 11 cases of Real Alloy, Inc. and Maxus Energy Corporation, in addition to serving on the official committees of unsecured creditors for Westmoreland, Walter Energy, Patriot Coal, Armstrong Energy Inc., and Avaya.
Aside from Jennifer’s noted success in business restructurings, she is a leader in numerous bankruptcy law organizations, often speaking on their panels. She is a member of the New York City Bar’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee and the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Program. Jennifer is also a board member of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and co-chairs the steering committee of the Zaretsky Roundtable Program.
Jennifer was named one of 12 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” by Turnarounds & Workouts for 2018, marking her third consecutive year that she’s received the honor. This highly competitive list honors a select number of young corporate restructuring lawyers for their many impressive achievements in the bankruptcy and insolvency field.
In addition, she recently attended the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 2018 Winter Leadership Conference as a member of this year’s “40 Under 40” class of Emerging Leaders in Insolvency Practice. This year, ABI received over 300 applications from individuals representing a large range of firms in the insolvency field. Jennifer was among the top 40 carefully selected for their outstanding professional achievements and community involvement.
Other commendations she’s received include being recommended by Legal 500 US and recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for 2017 and 2018 in the area of corporate restructuring. She was also named a “Bankruptcy Rising Star” for 2016 and 2017 by Law360.
Jennifer is highly active within the firm, serving on the hiring committee and extensively involved in pro bono work, most recently related to immigration. She also chaired the 2018 MoFo Summit for Women In-House Counsel and the 2018 MoFo Women’s Partner Meeting and makes time to contribute to law publications such as American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and Law360.