Jul 9, 2024

Smith Gambrell Russell Partner Shelly DeRousse Named to the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers

ATLANTA (July 9, 2024) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Chicago Partner Shelly A. DeRousse has been selected to the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers. This prestigious annual list recognizes the top legal professionals who excel in guiding companies through economic challenges and financial uncertainties. This marks Ms. DeRousse’s fourth inclusion in the list, having previously been honored in 2020, 2022, and 2023.

DeRousse is based in the Chicago office of SGR and as the head of SGR’s Bankruptcy Practice, she brings extensive expertise in bankruptcy, reorganization, litigation, and asset sales. She is highly regarded by banks and financial institutions for her innovative strategies in maximizing lenders’ recoveries in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

The Lawdragon 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers list features a diverse group of attorneys, from those excelling in financial transactions to those specializing in litigation within bankruptcy courts. Selections are made through a comprehensive process that includes journalistic research, peer and competitor feedback, and firm submissions. Candidates are further vetted through discussions with colleagues, clients, and other legal professionals.

To view the complete list of the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, click here.

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About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 350 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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