Thomas Hwang
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Thomas Hwang

Associate
hwang.thomas@dorsey.com

Overview

THOMAS HWANG DEVELOPS EFFICIENT STRATEGIES AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESSES IN FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED ENVIRONMENTS.

As an associate in Dorsey’s Palo Alto office, Thomas represents debtors, creditors, lenders and fiduciaries, among others, in chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcies, informal reorganizations and workouts, corporate wind downs, and general assignments. Thomas also represents business litigation plaintiffs and defendants within and outside of the bankruptcy context.

Education & Admissions

Tulane Law School (J.D., 1998), cum laude

University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1994),

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Districts of Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern California

Clerkships

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Honorable Leslie Tchaikovsky, 2002-2002

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented global clean tech companies in chapter 11 proceedings, including consummation of asset sale 
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in highly-contested chapter 11 case of patent aggregator debtor, including negotiation, proposal and confirmation of joint plan of reorganization 
  • Represented family-owned grocery chain debtor in chapter 11 proceeding, including consummation of expedited asset sale 
  • Represented media and art production debtor in chapter 11 reorganization, including negotiation and confirmation of plan of reorganization 
  • Represented global semiconductor technology debtors in chapter 11 proceedings, including consummation of asset sales and confirmation of plan of liquidation 
  • Represented liquidating trustee in chapter 11 of case of logistics, transport, distribution and storage services company, including consummation of asset sale 
  • Represented online retailer debtor in chapter 11 proceedings, including consummation of assets sales and confirmation of plan of liquidation 
  • Counsel to website management and design technology company in asset sale, creditor workout and corporate wind down 
  • Counsel to global network software platform company in workout and asset sale and litigation related thereto, resulting in withdrawal of asserted claims 
  • Obtained favorable settlement and release for IT optimization company in avoidance action against trustee of value-added reseller of data storage debtors

Industries & Practices

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Health Care

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • The Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of Court – Current Executive Committee Member; Past President, Vice President and Treasurer
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association

Community Involvement


Accolades

Selected as a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers publication, 2012
Thomas Hwang