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Senior Bankruptcy Lawyer Joins Fulbright as Partner in New York

A senior bankruptcy lawyer has joined the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. Ancela R. Nastasi joins Fulbright as the head of the New York office’s bankruptcy and insolvency practice group. Her extensive experience includes prominent roles in complex restructuring and chapter 11 cases, including insolvency and bankruptcy related litigation and transactions. Nastasi represents lenders, investors, debtors, chapter 11 trustees and creditors in matters involving myriad industries, including financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, hospitality and real estate. 

“Ancela is an accomplished bankruptcy lawyer with an exceptional reputation,” said Steven B. Pfeiffer, the Chair of Fulbright’s Executive Committee. “Her experience complements our solid team of bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers who offer services to clients in a vast range of industries.”

Nastasi focuses on working with her clients to devise innovative and effective solutions in complex transactions and matters.

“Ancela is accomplished in developing, maintaining and enhancing critical business relationships,” said Louis R. Strubeck, the chair of the firm’s global bankruptcy and insolvency practice group. “We are confident that she will be instrumental in expanding and enhancing our practice’s footprint, not just in the New York market, but nationally and internationally as well.”

Nastasi, an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School and frequent lecturer on restructuring and the chapter 11 process, said the bankruptcy and insolvency practice group’s distinguished reputation nationwide was a major consideration in her decision to join the firm.

“Fulbright’s bankruptcy practice is staffed with nationally-renowned partners who are leaders in their field,” Nastasi said. “The practice is poised to increase its capabilities here in New York, and I am eager to be part of such an impressive team.”

Nastasi received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1989 and her diploma in accounting and finance, with merit, from the London School of Economics. She earned her B.S. in mathematics, magna cum laude and phi beta kappa, from Vanderbilt University.

“We are pleased to have Ancela join the New York office and to having her take on a leading role within the practice group,” said Linda L. Addison, Partner-in-Charge of Fulbright’s New York office.