Kyra E. Andrassy

Partner

KYRA E. ANDRASSY is a partner of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP.  She concentrates her practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters and business litigation.  Her insolvency-related work includes representing chapter 11 debtors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, purchasers of assets from bankruptcy estates, assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors, and borrowers in out-of-court workouts.  Ms. Andrassy’s business litigation practice includes a broad range of disputes in state and federal court, including breach of contract and fraud.

She received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California at San Diego in 1995, and her law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1998. She was an editor of the Loyola Law Review and the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Book Award in Legal Writing. She served a judicial externship to the Honorable Barry Russell, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, in Spring 1998. From September 1998 until September 2000, Ms. Andrassy served a judicial clerkship to the Honorable John E. Ryan, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California and a member of the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

Professional Activities

  • Co-Editor in Chief of eBulletins for the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2016-2017
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute's Bankruptcy Battleground West, 2017-2018
  • Director, Southern California Chapter of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, 2016
  • Member of the Bar Advisory Board for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, 2016-2017
  • Member, Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2015-2018
  • Sole attorney member of the committee to revise the Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2011
  • President, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, 2008-2009
  • Director, California Bankruptcy Forum, 2008-2010
  • Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District Task Force for Amendments to Local Rules, 2007-2008
  • Director, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, 2006-2009
  • Program Chair for the Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium for the Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter, 2006
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium for the Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter, 2004-2005
  • Section Chair, Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2004
  • Program Chair, Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist and Moderator, The Intersection of Pension and Retirement Plans and Bankruptcy
    American Bankruptcy Institute
    2017
  • Panelist, Federal Practice/Bankruptcy
    Orange County Bar Association's Bridging the Gap Program
    2016
  • Producer and Moderator, Identifying Estate Assets in Atypical Property
    California Bankruptcy Forum
    2013
  • Panelist, Business Bankruptcy Issues
    Orange County Bar Association and Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
    2011
  • Moderator, Judgment Enforcement in Federal Court
    Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
    2006

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Business Litigation

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