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  Laura R. Hall


New York

Laura’s cross-border litigation practice focuses on assisting clients in navigating the intersection of domestic and foreign legal regimes, particularly in financial services, technology and restructuring.

Her experience in bankruptcy litigation includes representation of financial institutions, debtors, creditors and foreign representatives in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. Laura was a member of the Toronto-based trial team representing the Canadian Nortel Networks entities in a historic joint trial between the Delaware Bankruptcy Court and the Ontario Superior Court. Laura also advises clients in distressed asset sales and out-of-court restructurings.

Laura’s wide-ranging experience in financial services and technology litigation and counseling includes responding to cybersecurity breaches, economic espionage and theft of trade secrets, defending corporations and financial institutions in securities and antitrust class actions and advising on compliance with foreign data privacy and bank secrecy laws in connection with U.S. litigation.

In 2004-2005, Laura was a law clerk for Judge Kenneth C. MacKenzie in the New Jersey Chancery Court.

Laura is a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Second Circuit Courts and Bankruptcy Litigation Committees, and represents pro bono clients in immigration and family matters through Allen & Overy’s partnership with Her Justice. She is a Fellow of INSOL International and recipient of the Stephen Adamson Award for her performance in the Global Insolvency Practice Course and is also listed as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 USA.

Professional qualifications

Admitted: Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2004

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2005

Admitted: United States Supreme Court, 2016

Admitted: United States Court of Appeals

Second Circuit, 2011 

Third Circuit, 2016 

Federal Circuit, 2012

Admitted: United States District Court - Southern District of New York, 2008

Academic qualifications

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004

A.B., summa cum laude, Georgetown University, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

Published work

“US Bankruptcy Court Grants Rare Dismissal of Adversary Proceeding in Chapter 15 for Forum Non Conveniens,” INSOL World, Fourth Quarter 2016

Co-author, “Mining Efficiencies From in Between the Rules,” Annual Review of Civil Litigation (Hon. Todd L. Archibald, ed., 2016)

Co-author, "Second Circuit applies SLUSA to preclude class claims by investors in Madoff 'feeder funds,'" Allen & Overy Publication, September 25, 2013

Co-author, "Supreme Court raises the bar on class actions: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes," Allen & Overy Publication, June 22, 2011

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