Lauren L. Peacock
Ms. Peacock is a litigator with broad experience. She has successfully represented Chapter 11 debtors and trustees in bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and creditors' rights matters. Ms. Peacock has litigated a variety of insolvency disputes, including adversary proceedings and contested matters involving avoidance actions, fraud and indemnity claims, and disputes over real and intellectual property rights.
Ms. Peacock has also represented clients in high stakes matters outside of bankruptcy court. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Peacock was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where she litigated sophisticated commercial cases, including securities, intellectual property, employment, antitrust, and other complex commercial matters in federal and state courts. Additionally, she has represented public multi-national companies in formal and informal regulatory investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, European Commission, New York Attorney General, and other state and federal agencies.
Super Lawyers magazine has honored Ms. Peacock by naming her a "Rising Stars" for Business Litigation in 2014 and 2015. Ms. Peacock also writes on litigation and bankruptcy topics.
Areas of Practice
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Commercial Litigation in a Bankruptcy Context
- New York, 2006
- District of Columbia, 2006
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2010
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2010
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2012
- The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
- J.D. - 2005
- Honors: With High Honors
- Honors: Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board, Writing Fellow
- Law Review: The George Washington University International Law Review
- University of Virginia, Virginia
- B.A. - 2001
- Honors: With Distinction
- Major: Economics and Gender Studies
- Lauren L. Peacock. “A Tale of Two Courts: The Novel Cross-Border Bankruptcy Trial.“ 23 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 253 (Summer 2015)
- Frank A. Oswald and Lauren L. Peacock. “The Common Interest Doctrine: Preserving Privilege Post-Petition.” ABI Journal XXXIV, No. 6 (June 2015).
Honors and Awards
- "Rising Stars" for Business Litigation in 2014 and 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The New York City Bar Association, , Member
- American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, Summer Associate, Associate, and Senior Associate
- Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Michael Seabright for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii