Lauren L. Peacock

Lauren L. Peacock

Counsel
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-594-5000
Fax:
212-967-4258
Email:

Ms. Peacock is a litigator with broad experience. She has successfully represented Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, and creditors 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, turnover, fraud and indemnity claims, real and intellectual property rights, and the automatic stay.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Peacock was a senior associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where she litigated high stakes matters in and outside of bankruptcy, including securities, intellectual property, employment, antitrust, and other complex commercial cases 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. Ms. Peacock is also a former law clerk to the Honorable J. Michael Seabright for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Ms. Peacock writes on litigation and bankruptcy topics, and Super Lawyers named her a "Rising Star" for Business Litigation in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation in a Bankruptcy Context

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Education

  • 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, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Economics and Gender Studies

Published Works

  • Al Togut and Lauren Peacock, “The Growth of Modern Practice: Evolution of Bankruptcy Practice Before the Code to Today,” XXXV ABI Journal 10 (Oct. 2016).
  • 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).

Representative Cases

  • Toisa Limited: as debtors’ counsel to 24 international shipping companies, successfully opposed shipbuilder creditor’s attempt to compel debtors’ premature assumption or rejection of over a hundred million dollars in shipbuilding contracts and enforced automatic stay against various creditors
  • SunEdison, Inc.: as co-counsel to the debtors, leading developers of renewable energy solutions, secured Rule 2004 discovery over creditor’s objection and investigated and pursued various avoidance claims
  • Corporate Resources, Inc.: as counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee, brought avoidance and turnover actions against prepetition counterparties, which to date has resulted in the return of over $3 million to the estates and barred the setoff of $8 million in claims.
  • Relativity Fashion, LLC: as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of 143 debtors engaged in motion picture and television production and distribution, handled various litigation and contested matters and investigated potential avoidance actions against certain secured lenders
  • In re TS Employment, Inc.: as counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee, secured the transfer of venue of the related Corporate Resources, Inc. cases to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and handled various litigation matters
  • FL 6801 Spirits, LLC: as lead counsel to the Chapter 11 debtors in connection with the section 363 sale of a multi-million dollar oceanfront condominium hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, formerly known as the Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, resolved the homeowners’ associations’ sale objections and their related state court litigation
  • Ms. Peacock has also done preference recovery prosecution for the City of Detroit and James River Coal.

Honors and Awards

  • "Rising Star" for Business Litigation in 2014, 2015, and 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The New York City Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, Senior Associate, Associate, and Summer Associate
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Michael Seabright for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii