Partner Autumn D. Spaeth served as Co-Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges, Clerks and Lawyer Representatives held in Seattle. March 2017
Partner Autumn D. Spaeth served as Co-Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference of Chief District Judges and Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee held in San Diego. February 2017
Partner Autumn D. Spaeth has been selected to serve as the Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee (LRCC) which is composed of the chairperson or co-chairs of each delegation of Lawyer Representatives from all of the Circuit’s fifteen districts. The LRCC acts as a liaison for the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee and participates in the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Chief District Judges Conference and Chief Bankruptcy Judges Conference. Currently the Circuit has 168 Lawyer Representatives. September 2016
HB Hilton in $140M Deal, Orange County Business Journal, February 29, 2016
Smiley Wang-Ekvall congratulates its partners, Kyra E. Andrassy, Evan D. Smiley, Autumn D. Spaeth, and Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, on their selection as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers.
On December 1, 2015, the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum honored Lei Lei Wang Ekvall with its prestigious 2015 Hon. Peter M. Elliott Award. The award is given annually to a legal professional who demonstrates substantial knowledge of bankruptcy law, serves as a mentor or educator within the community, possesses the highest level of honesty, and works to enhance and improve access to justice.
Partner Kyra E. Andrassy has been selected by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California to serve as a member of its Insolvency Law Committee.
Evan D. Smiley, Philip E. Strok, and Robert S. Marticello have been named Best Lawyers of America in the “Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law” practice area. Both Smiley and Strok have been named Best Lawyers in America consecutively since 2010. This is the first year Marticello has been included on the list.
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, has been named a Tier 1 firm for Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law by U.S. News & World Report for 2016.
Evan D. Smiley and Autumn D. Spaeth, partners of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, led the charge for twenty-seven defendants in seeking the dismissal of more than $50 million in claims asserted by the estate representative for Stillwater Asset Backed Offshore Fund Ltd. and other related funds. At the hearing on the motion to dismiss Stillwater’s complaint filed by Smiley and Spaeth, the Bankruptcy Court expressed a number of concerns with Stillwater’s claims and required additional briefing from Stillwater and other parties.