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Laurel D. Roglen


Laurel D. Roglen focuses her practice on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial bankruptcy, and workout and restructuring matters. She represents corporations as debtors and debtors-in-possession in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, as well as commercial retail landlords, trade vendors, committees, and purchasers of assets through a section 363 sale in bankruptcy matters, regularly counseling clients on their rights in bankruptcy cases, in addition to negotiating lease amendments, agreements, and settlements. Laurel is also experienced in bankruptcy-related litigation and issues at the intersection of environmental and bankruptcy law.


Representative Matters

  • Represent commercial landlords in many of the largest retail bankruptcy cases nationwide, including J.C. Penney, Chuck E. Cheese, Sears, Pier 1, Ruby Tuesday, Lord & Taylor, RGN Group, Ascena (Ann Taylor brands), Guitar Center, Modells, and J Crew. These representations involve advocating for my landlord clients’ interests from the first day of the bankruptcy cases, from going-out-of-business sale procedures and DIP financing order, through negotiation of lease amendments and assumption agreements in connection with a going-concern sale or plan of reorganization.
  • Represent large-scale suppliers of key components in the Revlon bankruptcy, including negotiating favorable critical vendor treatment for prompt payment of prepetition claims in excess of $1 million.
  • Defend several vendors from preference actions in connection with the Dean Foods bankruptcy, including analysis of defenses, informal discovery, and negotiating favorable settlements.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Mary F. Walrath, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 2011-2012

Professional Activities

Delaware State Bar Association, Social Chair – Bankruptcy Section

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch," – Litigation - Bankruptcy (Wilmington), 2021-2024

Legal 500, Finance - Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Municipal, "Rising Star," 2024

American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, 2011

American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Law Student, Second Circuit, 2011

Benjamin Weintraub and Alan Resnick Bankruptcy Law Award, 2011



Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
Managing Editor of Articles, Hofstra Law Review
ABI Medal of Excellence
American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Law Student

Pennsylvania State University (B.A. 2008)



New York