Alissa Nann is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate and financial restructuring, business solutions, bankruptcy litigation, and debtors’ and creditors’ rights. Alissa represents debtors, creditors, buyers, financial institutions, contract counterparties, trustees and official ad hoc committees in large-asset bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, and adversary proceedings. Her experience spans numerous industries, including energy, health care, education, aviation, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services, real estate, and hospitality. Alissa is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice.
Alissa has significant experience representing not-for-profit entities both in and outside of bankruptcy matters. She also represents banks and trustees of bank holding companies, including in litigation related to procurement of tax refunds and disputes with the FDIC over refund ownership.
She further emphasizes her practice on indenture trustee representation, including representation of Wilmington Trust as the indenture trustee for certain bonds in the Hellas litigations (Greek telecom), Samson Resources (oil and gas), and Peabody Energy (coal) bankruptcies.
Alissa has extensive experience in the representation of trustees regarding resolution and objection to bankruptcy claims, pursuit of fraudulent transfer and preference actions, as well as litigation related to bad faith bankruptcy filings, Ponzi schemes, and 363 sales. Prior to joining Foley, Alissa was an associate with a national firm where she represented Irving Picard, the SIPA trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Previously, Alissa also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Shelley C. Chapman, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Alissa is the office chair for Foley’s Women’s Network in the New York office and is a Foley LGBTQ Ally.
Alissa dedicates pro bono hours to, among other things, working with the New York City Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Project, advising individual consumer debtors regarding the bankruptcy process. She also dedicates pro bono hours to assisting victims of domestic violence in custody and child support battles, as well as in seeking legal status in the United States through the HerJustice organization. Alissa also assists asylum seekers through the New York City Bar Association.