Ms. Simkulak practices in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, creditors' rights, commercial finance, secured transactions and international commerce. She represents insurance companies, financial institutions, trade creditors, lessors, liquidating trustees and debtors in debt restructurings and in all aspects of a bankruptcy case. Ms. Simkulak has served as counsel to insurance companies providing prepetition and/or postpetition insurance coverage to debtors in complex chapter 11 cases. She has also represented lessors, mortgagees and assignees of non-residential leases in large chapter 11 cases. In addition to counseling clients regarding out-of-court restructurings, she has advised clients regarding structuring security arrangements and managing risks prior to and during the bankruptcy of a relationship party.
Duane Morris LLP: Partner, 2011-present, Associate, 2002-2010; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis: Economist, 1998
American Bar Association, Fellow, Co-Vice-Chair, Insurance Subcommittee, Business Bankruptcy Committee; International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Founding Member and Former Officer, Greater Philadelphia Network; American Bankruptcy Institute, Mediation Committee; Turnaround Management Association; Multilaw
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2002; University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, M.P.I.A., 2002; Muhlenberg College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998