Mentoring Award Recipients – Tinas Wish

Archives

THE RIGHT HONORABLE LEONARD HOFFMANN, ENGLAND’S HOUSE OF LORDS

THE RIGHT HONORABLE LEONARD HOFFMANN, ENGLAND’S HOUSE OF LORDS

The Right Honorable Leonard Hoffmann, a retired law lord in England’s House of Lords, oversaw, with Tina the 1991 cross-border reorganization cases of the Maxwell Communications Corporation. Tina and Lord Hoffmann shared the same vision of the need for cooperation between courts administering multinational reorganization cases in order to achieve the overarching goal of comity among nations.

THE HONORABLE BURTON R. LIFLAND (IN MEMORIAM)

THE HONORABLE BURTON R. LIFLAND (IN MEMORIAM)

The Honorable Burton R. Lifland, former chief judge of the Second Circuit Appellate Panel and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, was an outstanding jurist whose groundbreaking contributions included not only his lasting impact on bankruptcy jurisprudence, but also his service as a mentor to many fledgling judges, including Tina.

UNITED STATES SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN

UNITED STATES SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN

Senator Elizabeth Warren, the former chief adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission and first academic member of the Federal Judicial Education Committee, has had a profound influence on the national approach to issues dealing with credit and economic stress. Ms. Warren, through her work, which includes nine books and more than 100 scholarly articles, has made a significant and unique contribution to the national conversation on these issues and to a generation of judges, lawyers and students. She has also made extraordinary contributions to the mentoring and the development of bankruptcy scholars and practitioners.

ARTHUR B. NEWMAN (IN MEMORIAM)

ARTHUR B. NEWMAN (IN MEMORIAM)

The late Arthur B. Newman was a senior managing director and co-head of the Restructuring & Reorganization Advisory Group of Blackstone and a member of Blackstone’s Executive Committee. Art and Tina’s professional paths crossed many times over the years and they forged a lasting friendship based on shared personal, as well as professional, experiences. Art’s early support was instrumental in the development of the Tina’s Wish. His mentoring of a fledgling board of directors expedited the Foundation’s ability to make an impact in the fight against ovarian cancer.

BRYAN MARSAL, ALVAREZ & MARSAL

BRYAN MARSAL, ALVAREZ & MARSAL

Bryan Marsal is the co-founder of Alvarez & Marsal which delivers specialized business advisory and crisis management services to distressed and under-performing companies. Since its founding in 1983, the firm has grown to 1,900 people based in 17 countries and 40 locations. Alvarez & Marsal was among a handful of pioneers in a nascent restructuring industry that would lead the way for professionals seeking rewarding careers by helping clients in challenging situations. Bryan serves on the board of Timex Corporation, Cressey & Co. and on the advisory boards of InMotion and Youth, INC. As part of the core values, culture and training programs at Alvarez & Marsal, Bryan mentors and develops professionals at his firm and beyond.

MICHAEL J. REILLY, BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN

MICHAEL J. REILLY, BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN

Michael Reilly is Senior Counsel for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Global Financial Restructuring Group (formerly Bingham McCutchen). He has more than 30 years of experience representing public and private bondholders and lenders in financial restructurings. Michael received both his BA and his JD from the University of Connecticut. Michael had the privilege of being Tina’s law partner from 2000 to 2007 and they served together as co-heads of Bingham’s Global Financial Restructuring Group. They developed a strong personal and professional bond. He credits Tina with adding a judge’s perspective to his legal advice, and more awareness to promoting and mentoring women and supporting diversity within Bingham and the profession.