Tobey Daluz
Tobey Daluz

Tobey M. Daluz

Partner

daluzt@ballardspahr.com
Tel 302.252.4440
Fax 302.300.4050
Wilmington

Tobey M. Daluz handles corporate restructuring, workouts, and general bankruptcy litigation. She represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, insurers, indenture trustees, and official committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. She also represents buyers of assets in the context of sales under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Ms. Daluz is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is on the Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop. She is the founding Chair (now member) of the Delaware Network of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She is a member of the Bankruptcy Law Section and the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Delaware Pro Bono Inn of Court. Ms. Daluz lectures both locally and nationally on the topics of bankruptcy and diversity in the legal profession.

As the Partner in Charge of Attorney Career Advancement, Ms. Daluz serves on the firm's Management Committee and is responsible for the recruitment, training, professional development, compensation, and evaluation of nearly 275 non-partner lawyers.

Professional Activities

Appointee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to serve a three-year term on its Lawyers Advisory Committee, which comments on proposed rules of the Circuit and serves as a liaison between the court and legal community

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Member, Unsecured Creditors Newsletter Committee; Member, Advisory Board of ABI's Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop

Delaware State Bar Association
Member, Bankruptcy Law Section; Member, Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section

Delaware Network of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Founding Chair and member

Delaware Pro Bono Inn of Court

James Brister Society of The University of Pennsylvania, an alumni organization that promotes diversity at Penn

Ballard Spahr's Diversity Council

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, bankruptcy/restructuring, 2010-2013

The Best Lawyers in America, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, 2013-2014

Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2014, Finalist, Mentoring/Private Practice Lawyer of the Year

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Named to Philadelphia Business Journal's 2013 Women of Distinction list

Named a 2012 Delaware Super Lawyer for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Ranked by The Deal as one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in the country by number of active assignments in 2009

Graduate of Leadership Philadelphia

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Daluz lectures both locally and nationally on the topics of bankruptcy and diversity in the legal profession, including the following presentations:

Panelist at Black History Month Program, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, February 27, 2014

"Straight Talk: What Employers Really Want!" Widener Law Professional Development Day, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, October 29, 2013

Panelist, "Business Development Techniques and Challenges in an Increasingly Diverse Legal Market," DuPont Marketing and Referral Meeting, New York, September 27, 2013

"Top Commercial Cases, Sixteenth Annual Bankruptcy Institute," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, October 2011

"Judicial Diversity in Article III Courts: Is it Time for a New Deal?" American Association of Law Libraries: 2011 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, Philadelphia, July 2011

"Overcoming Professional Challenges," Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, Pre-Work Seminar to Law Students, Philadelphia, May 2011

"Effective Motion Practice," Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Litigation Advocacy Program, Wilmington, Delaware, March 2011

"Protecting What You Get While Keeping It; Business As Usual in the Wake of Marathon Petroleum Company v. Cohen (In re Delco Oil, Inc.)," American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, December 2010

"Top Commercial Cases, Fifteenth Annual Bankruptcy Institute," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, October 2010

"Officer and Director Liability," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, April 2010

"Top Commercial Cases, Fourteenth Annual Bankruptcy Institute," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, October 2009

"You Are Approaching The Zone…The Delaware Zone,” American Bar Association, Fall Business Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2008

“Top Commercial Cases, Thirteenth Annual Bankruptcy Institute," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, October 2008

"You are Approaching the Zone…The Delaware Zone," National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Phoenix, September 2008

"Asset Sales in Bankruptcy, Twelfth Annual Bankruptcy Institute," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, October 2007

"Labor and Pension Issues in Bankruptcy," American Bankruptcy Institute's Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Chesapeake, Maryland, August 2007

"Commercial Bankruptcy Practice Under the New Act," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, February 28, 2006

"Business Bankruptcy Aspects of BAPCPA," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Tenth Annual Bankruptcy Institute, September 2005

"Business Bankruptcy Aspects of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005," Delaware State Bar Association CLE, October 2005

"Executory Contracts and Splits Among the Circuits," 2005 American Bar Association Spring Meeting, Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Bankruptcy, Executory Contracts & Secured Creditor Subcommittees, TN, March 2005

"Insurance Issues in Mass Tort Cases," 2004 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Bankruptcy, Mass Tort Subcommittee, October 2004

"Insurance Carrier Issues," 2004 American Bar Association Spring Meeting, Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Bankruptcy, Mass Tort Subcommittee, February 2004

"Recent Developments in Lender Liability," 2003 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Bankruptcy, Secured Creditor Subcommittee, October 2003

"Bankruptcy for the Small Business Owner," Delaware Small Business Association, March 2001

"Preference Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Fourth Annual Bankruptcy Institute, August 1999

"Third Circuit Year in Review," Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, Ninth Annual Forum, January 1998

"Bankruptcy 101: Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1994;1995

Board Memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1990)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1987)

Delaware

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court