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Emily Mather

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Ms. Mather is an associate in the Raleigh office and a member of the firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice group. She focuses her practice on the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring and insolvency matters, including in chapter 11 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Ms. Mather represents creditors in numerous contexts in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and regularly advises servicers, lenders, and other financial institutions in connection with consumer bankruptcy practices and regulatory compliance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Mather served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Stephani W. Humrickhouse, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2014-2016.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Fourth Circuit and Supreme Court Bankruptcy Case Update,” Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, June 2015, May 2016
  • Serve as national coordinating counsel for consumer financial services institutions in connection with government and consumer inquiries into bankruptcy servicing practices
  • Represent lenders and other secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 cases in numerous contexts, including lease and executory contract assumptions and rejections, preference litigation, litigation involving the automatic stay and discharge injunction, and adequate protection issues in various jurisdictions nationwide.
  • Advise as to the procedural requirements for electronic filing of bankruptcy documents and for loss mitigation on a nationwide, jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis
  • Advise on bankruptcy escrow issues, including properly setting up escrow accounts for bankruptcy, ensuring proper crediting of accounts, and considering escrow remediation
  • Advise on RESPA and TILA implementing regulations as they relate to bankruptcy, including regulations relating to periodic statements and escrow
  • Analyzed and revised redaction policies of outside law firms for compliance with Bankruptcy Rules, and provide feedback and recommendations regarding the same
  • Conducted nationwide bankruptcy remediation project to address improperly redacted filings, which included analyzing and accounting for hundreds of jurisdiction-specific requirements and drafting and filing hundreds of motions and orders in jurisdictions across the country