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  Laura R. Hall


New York

Laura’s cross-border bankruptcy practice focuses on assisting clients in navigating the intersection of domestic and foreign legal regimes. Her experience includes representation of financial institutions, debtors, creditors and foreign representatives in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. Laura also advises clients in distressed asset sales and out-of-court restructurings.

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 a member of IWIRC’s New York network. 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. Laura represents pro bono clients in immigration and family matters through Allen & Overy’s partnership with Her Justice, for which she received a Commitment to Justice Award in 2019 and Allen & Overy has received Firm Commitment Awards in 2018 and 2019.

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

Instructor & author of course text, Module 3A: US Law, INSOL Foundation Course in International Insolvency Law (2019)

“The intersection of US litigation and EU data privacy laws,” PL&B International Report Issue 147 June 2017

“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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