Jessica Liou has been named to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 40 Under 40 program in 2019. The annual award recognizes the insolvency professionals under the age of 40 who are setting the standard for excellence in the field.
Ms. Liou was recognized for her achievements as a top restructuring attorney, as well as for her leadership and service to the community. She is currently advising PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company in their chapter 11 cases with estimated liabilities in excess of $50 billion. She is also advising Sears Holdings Corporation and affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases, which represent one of the largest retail chapter 11 cases in history, and recently advised Fieldwood Energy and Westinghouse Electric Company on their respective chapter 11 cases.
She is committed to pro bono and has been recognized for several years in a row at Weil for contributing more than 100 hours annually to pro bono work.
Ms. Liou, who was also recently named to Turnaround & Workouts’ Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers, was selected from a competitive pool of more than 350 nominees from across the insolvency profession, including turnaround consultants, financial advisors, academics and restructuring attorneys. The 40 Under 40 honorees will be recognized at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Winter Leadership Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, December 5-7, 2019, and profiled in the ABI Journal.