Genna Ghaul practices bankruptcy and restructuring law. She represents clients in chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, section 363 sales and other distressed transactions, bankruptcy litigation, and mass tort matters. She has served clients in a variety of industries, including retail, energy, automotive, mining, and telecom.
She currently represents Jefferies Finance as DIP (debtor-in-possession) agent, DIP lender, and stalking horse bidder in the chapter 11 cases of cosmetics company Forma Brands before the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Genna also represents LTL Management, a Johnson & Johnson affiliate, in its chapter 11 case before the Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Her past and present debtor representations include, among others, SHL Liquidation Industries (f.k.a. Shiloh Industries), Aldrich Pump and Murray Boiler, DBMP, GUE Liquidation Companies (f.k.a. FTD Companies), American Apparel, M&G USA Corporation, Transtar Holding Company, and Nextel (NII Holdings). Her past creditor representations include the purchaser of the assets of The Bon-Ton Department Stores, the 1.5 Lien Noteholders of Hexion, and the term loan lenders in rue21 and Seventy Seven Energy's chapter 11 cases.
Genna maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented clients in immigration matters, family court proceedings, and before the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Genna is a member of the Her Justice Junior Advisory Board and represents clients in New York City on behalf of Her Justice.
Prior to attending law school, Genna worked in the antitrust and competition economics group of a consulting firm in Boston.
- Columbia University (J.D. 2013; James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); Boston College (B.A. in Economics summa cum laude 2007)
- New York, New Jersey, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey
- Extern, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York (Spring 2012)
Law360 "Rising Star" in bankruptcy (2023)
New York Law Journal "Rising Star" (2023)
Recognized in Best Lawyers in America as "Ones to Watch" in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law (2023 and 2024)
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Gerber, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (2013-2014)