Jessica Mickelsen Simon—an attorney with 15 of years of experience working with clients on litigation and bankruptcy matters—has joined Ballard Spahr in the firm’s Los Angeles office, the firm announced today.

Ms. Simon represents secured and unsecured creditors in commercial litigation and insolvency matters, primarily involving distressed debt, and creditors’ rights. She has experience in liquidations, restructuring, FDIC and collateral receiverships, collateral recovery, and Article 9 foreclosure sales. She also has experience advising lenders, asset managers, and landlords on bankruptcy risk in mortgages, executory contracts, leases, fraudulent conveyances, preference actions, and non-dischargeability actions.

“Jessica’s experience gives her versatility and uncommon depth,” said Vincent J. Marriott III, Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery group. “Clients look to us for that ability to be a multi-faceted business partner who can consider all sides of an issue. She will be a fantastic addition to our team.”

The attorneys in Ballard Spahr's Los Angeles office serve clients across industries, with a focus on retail, media, financial services, and real estate. The firm has recruited—and actively continues to recruit—top-notch litigators and prominent figures in emerging markets, as well as attorneys from leading boutique firms.

“I’m pleased to be joining Ballard Spahr in Los Angeles,” Ms. Simon said. “The firm is well-regarded for its bankruptcy work, and I believe my practice will fit in nicely with the matters current L.A. attorneys are handling. I think that our collective experience will complement each other well, and together, we will offer clients a greater depth and wider variety of services.”