Laura McCarthy’s practice focuses on commercial and bankruptcy litigation, complex reorganizations, out-of-court workout matters, and corporate insolvency and restructuring. She advises major US and international financial institutions, banks, noteholder groups, creditor’s committees, investors, indenture trustees, and other secured and unsecured creditors in the resolution of distressed financial situations and in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Laura also represents clients in preference and fraudulent transfer matters and other bankruptcy-related litigation.
Laura drafts and reviews debtor-in-possession financing documents, Chapter 11 pleadings, settlement agreements, loan documents, and contracts. She also has experience drafting discovery documents, motions, objections, and other litigation-related documents. She has particular experience handling matters for clients in the energy, oil and gas, and retail industries, and she has advised clients in the healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental sectors.
Laura is also active in pro bono matters with the Edlaw Project representing students with learning disabilities. She has appeared in front of the Bureau of Special Education Appeals and successfully intervened in students’ education programs, including facilitating the placement of a child in a private, language-based learning program. She has also worked with the Volunteer Lawyers Project assisting clients with Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions.
Boston University School of Law, 2015, J.D.
Northeastern University, 2012, B.S., summa cum laude
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts