Her industry expertise spans the auto, mass tort, manufacturing, logistics and financial sectors.
Ms. Conlan advises global companies on structural optimization, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, mass tort and regulatory matters. She founded the firm’s Unsecured Creditor Committee practice, and in that role advised stakeholders in SunEdison, Relativity Media, Kodak, NewPage, Kaiser Gypsum, Buccaneer Energy, and others. She currently serves as the Liquidating Trustee in OW Bunker and SGK Metals.
Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Conlan was the U.S. Trustee for Region 3, appointed by the U.S. Attorney General in January 2005. In this role, she managed five state offices and was accountable for all bankruptcies filed in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She was responsible for hundreds of significant business and corporate restructurings, including Owens Corning, New Century Financial, Dura Automotive Systems and Sharper Image; she worked with distressed companies, creditors and lenders.
Before her appointment, she was in private practice from 1997-2005 and began her legal career in 1995 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Conlan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. A frequent speaker and author on restructuring nationally, she has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Bloomberg.
With more than a decade of board governance experience, Ms. Conlan is currently on the Board of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI); where she served as the co-chair of the ABI's Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee, on the Mid-Atlantic Advisory Board, and co-founded the Writing Competition for the ABI Business Law Committee. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women and serves on the Board of Riddle Memorial Hospital.