Lauren R. Lifland

Senior Associate

Lifland, Lauren

Lauren Lifland represents clients on a variety of bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, with a focus on bankruptcy litigation. Her experience includes representing the interests of chapter 11 debtors, ad hoc groups of secured lenders, secured creditors and creditors' committees, among others, in all stages of complex litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Lifland was an associate and law clerk at two other law firms in New York where she focused on representing a variety of clients in complex bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters.

In 2009, Ms. Lifland was a legal intern for the Honorable Arthur J. Gonzalez of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. While there, she researched and authored legal memoranda, attended hearings and drafted opinions. Previously, and while attending Hamilton College, Ms. Lifland interned for Senator Patrick Leahy of the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington DC. 

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in 2017 by New York Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for her bankruptcy practice

Publications & News


May 2, 2017

Coming to America?—Applying Bankruptcy Code Section 109(a) to Vet Foreign Companies Filing US Bankruptcy Cases Under Chapter 15

Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code provides a doorway for non-US companies to obtain creditor protection and other benefits of a US bankruptcy in support of insolvency proceedings for those companies in their “home” jurisdictions. But how wide open is that doorway? Recent decisions interpreting section 109(a) of the US Bankruptcy Code in the chapter 15 context provide answers—but not necessarily consistent ones—to this question.


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JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2011

BA, Liberal Arts and Public Policy, Hamilton College, 2006

Bar Admissions

New York

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