AMY KYLE, ESQ.
Amy Kyle is a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Transactional Finance practice group (formerly Bingham McCutchen). She represents leading financial institutions in connection with a broad range of finance-related matters, with particular experience in the transportation industry and in debtor in possession lending and distressed situations. Amy received her BA from Princeton University and her JD from Columbia University School of Law.
Amy first worked closely with Tina when Tina joined Bingham McCutchen as co-chair of its financial restructuring practice group, on several challenging bankruptcy matters where each could bring her different experiences to bear. What began as a working relationship developed into a close friendship which survives now in fond memories, and a desire to carry on Tina’s legacy as a mentor, teacher and leader.
The Honorable Lisa G. Beckerman
Lisa G. Beckerman was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York in February 2021. Prior to her appointment, she was a partner in the financial restructuring group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and earlier in her career a partner in the bankruptcy group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Judge Beckerman also served as a co-chair of the Executive Committee of UJA-Federation of New York's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group, a co-chair and member of the Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s New York City Bankruptcy Conference, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Judge Beckerman is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. She is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) and the 2021 NCBJ Education Committee, as well as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for Boston University School of Law. Judge Beckerman received an AB from University of Chicago in 1984, an MBA. from University of Texas in 1986 and a JD from Boston University in 1989.
Judge Beckerman sits on the Tina’s Wish Leadership Council. She appeared in front of Tina Brozman as a lawyer and has worked on cases with Tina’s husband, Andrew Brozman. Judge Beckerman greatly admires Tina and her many accomplishments.
ANDREW BROZMAN, ESQ.
Andrew Brozman was married to Tina for almost 25 years. They lived in northern Westchester County, New York where Andrew still resides. Together they raised three children – Nick, Alix and Wallis – and a large number of Labrador Retrievers. They met as first year lawyers in the same firm and Andrew was introduced to financial restructuring law by Tina after she requested “a little help” on a matter over a weekend. Andrew later led the Financial Restructuring Group in the Americas at Clifford Chance, an international law firm. He graduated from Colgate University and New York University School of Law. Andrew is one of the founders of Tina’s Wish and remains devoted to ensuring that Tina’s wish is brought to fruition. He also is a member of The Director’s Leadership Council of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center and serves on the advisory board of The Disability Rights Advocates, a public interest law firm.
MR. TIM COLEMAN
Tim Coleman is a Partner and Global Chairman of the Restructuring and Special Situations Group at PJT Partners, a public spinoff from The Blackstone Group. Prior to the spinoff, Tim worked for twenty-three years at Blackstone serving as a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Restructuring & Reorganization Group. Tim received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Tim has been a co-chair of the Tina’s Wish Annual Benefit Dinner since 2010 , and was the honoree at the 2015 dinner. In addition to serving on the board of Tina’s Wish, Tim is a member of The Future Project Board of Directors, the Board of Leaders of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Council.
JENNIFER C. DEMARCO, ESQ.
Jennifer DeMarco is a partner in the banking and finance practice of Clifford Chance specializing in financial restructuring and bankruptcy. Jennifer is a member of the firm’s Partnership Selection Group and a co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Committee. She is also recognized in Who’s Who of American Women. Jennifer received a JD from Fordham University and a BA from Lafayette College. Jennifer is a founding board member.
Ms. Lisa Donahue
Lisa Donahue is the Global Co-Lead of Turnaround and Restructuring Service at AlixPartners. She guides underperforming companies through complex operational turnarounds in the roles of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, and Chief Transition Officer.
Lisa and the firm have been a Dinner Committee sponsor every year since the foundation’s inception and Lisa has served as a Benefit co-chair since 2015. In 2016, the foundation was honored to present Lisa with the Tina Brozman Mentoring Award at our annual Benefit.
Lisa received her BS from Florida State University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Lisa was a dear friend to Tina Brozman in the restructuring community.
JULIA FROST-DAVIES, ESQ.
Julia Frost-Davies is a partner in the Financial Restructuring Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (formerly Bingham McCutchen). Julia is past chair of the board of trustees of the Women’s Bar Foundation, and served on the board of editors of the Boston Bar Journal. Julia currently serves as lead outside counsel for New England Law Boston - the first woman to hold this position. Julia received her BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her JD from New England Law Boston. She was privileged to work with Tina at Bingham as she was launching her legal career. Julia is a founding board member.
CHRISTOPHER MARCUS, ESQ.
Christopher Marcus is a partner in the Restructuring Group at Kirkland & Ellis. He represents debtors, creditors, equity sponsors, and investors in distressed companies in a wide array of industries, including retail, telecommunications, media, real estate, and manufacturing. Chris was named an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” in 2007 by Turnarounds & Workouts. Chris received his BA from Pennsylvania State University and his JD from Hofstra University School of Law. Chris’ mother-in-law, Nadine Fladell, lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2013 after an 8-year battle with the disease.
THE HONORABLE CECELIA G. MORRIS
Since 2000, Cecelia G. Morris has served first as Judge and now as the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Chief Judge Morris was an Assistant District Attorney in Georgia and also maintained a private legal practice. Chief Judge Morris received her BS from West Texas State University and her JD from John Marshall School of Law. Tina was one of Chief Judge Morris’ mentors when she joined the bench showing her ‘around’ the court. Most importantly to Cecelia, Tina was a dear and trusted friend.
Ms. Meaghan Repko
Meaghan Repko is a Partner at Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, a leading strategic financial communications and investor relations firm. Meaghan provides strategic corporate, financial and crisis communications counsel to Boards of Directors and executive leadership teams of public corporations and private equity firms involved in a wide range of ongoing and special situations, including transactions, bankruptcies and restructurings, litigation support and shareholder activism.
Meaghan earned a BA from Hood College. She received the M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” Recognition Award in 2018.
Meaghan chairs the Communications Board Committee.
BRAD ERIC SCHELER, ESQ.
Brad Eric Scheler is a senior partner and chairman of the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Brad received his BA from Lehigh University and his JD from The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Brad serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Lehigh University, including service as Chair of the Board. Brad also served as strategic adviser to the Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and is Chair Emeritus of the Dean’s Advisory Board. Brad considered Judge Brozman a dear friend and professional colleague and was privileged to appear before her numerous times in the SDNY Bankruptcy Court.
Mr. Bradley D. Sharp
Bradley “Brad” D. Sharp is the President & CEO of Development Specialists, Inc. with more than 25 years of experience providing crisis management, financial advisory and third party fiduciary services. Brad has advised and operated companies in numerous industries including consumer finance, real estate development, high tech, manufacturing, food and agriculture. He has served as Chief Restructuring Officer as well as Trustee under Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and post-confirmation. Brad is also an expert witness with respect to fiduciary duties, banking, finance and securitizations.
Brad earned a BS in Accounting, with an emphasis in business computer information systems, from Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Brad’s first wife Cindy lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2015, only one month after her diagnosis.
DSI has been a long time Tina’s Wish sponsor and supporter.
Mr. Jeffery Stegenga
Jeffery “Jeff” Stegenga is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, and leads its North American Commercial Restructuring practice out of Dallas. Jeff is nationally regarded as a specialist in Chapter 11 restructurings (pre-packaged/pre-arranged/traditional) and distressed financial consulting, focusing primarily on large, company side engagements.
Jeff earned a BS in accountancy from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Advisor (CIRA), a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.
A&M has been a Tina’s Wish Benefit Committee sponsor since 2010 and Jeff served as Benefit co-chair in 2019.
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