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Laura R. Hall


New York

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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.

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Publications: 23 June 2022

Oh no, where's my crypto? What happens to crypto assets when a custodian fails

Recent turbulence in the crypto asset market and comments by certain regulators raise the critical question of what happens to crypto assets held by a crypto custodian if the custodian becomes…

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Publications: 22 April 2022

Transaction avoidance

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Publications: 11 March 2022

Webinar: New European restructuring laws: will they work cross-border?

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Publications: 24 November 2020

Collateralized loan obligations group sues fellow lenders over new 'super priority' loans

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Experience highlights


New York

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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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


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004

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

Pro bono 

Laura serves as the firm’s hiring partner for the New York office after a number of years on the Recruiting Committee, and is a member of the Marketing and Pro Bono Committees.

Through Laura’s efforts, Allen & Overy has become a Sponsor for Her Justice, which helps women in need of assistance in the areas of immigration and family law.

Laura is active with Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative; and provides free legal consultations to entrepreneurs enrolled in the LaGuardia Community College program.

Published work

  •  "Crypto-tunities: Transaction strategies in the challenging crypto markets", Allen & Overy update, July 13, 2022
  • "Oh no, where's my crypto? What happens to crypto assets when a custodian fails", Allen & Overy update, June 23, 2022
  • 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


Fellow of INSOL International and recipient of the Stephen Adamson Award

for her performance in the Global Insolvency Practice Course.

Listed as a recommended lawyer

Legal 500 USA

Recognized as one of 30 of the region's most promising lawyers under 40

The New York Law Journal's Rising Stars awards in 2017.