Overview
Shara Cornell
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EMAIL scornell@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 312.642.1902 X3207

Practice Focus

Experience
Shara C. Cornell is an associate in the firm’s Business Restructuring Services Department. 

Shara has six years of experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, including large chapter 11 bankruptcies. Her previous experience includes serving as staff law clerk and law clerk to the Honorable LaShonda A. Hunt and Chief Judge Bruce W. Black (ret.) in the United Stated Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Illinois and as law clerk for the Honorable Robert G. Mayer (ret.) in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Shara earned her LL.M. in Bankruptcy in 2012 and her J.D. in 2011 from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal Student Award. She received a B.A., cum laude, in religious studies from Fordham University in 2008.
Credentials

Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Admissions - State

  • Illinois
  • New York

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Fordham University

Professional Membership

  • American Bankruptcy Institute 
  • Turnaround Management Association 
  • N.D. Ill. Bankruptcy Liaison Committee (2015-2017)

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (C.A.R.E.), Steering committee
  • Volo, The ABI’s Circuit Court Opinion First Responder, Volunteer editor
  • Duberstein Moot Court Competition, Brief judge
  • Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition, Argument judge
Insights

External Publications

  • Co-Author, Following Fisker, Your Credit Bid Rights May Be Impaired, Law 360 (April 24, 2014)
  • Lira v. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC (In re Lira), Am. Bankr. Inst. Volo Circuit Court Responder (April 2014)
  • Larson v. Sharp, Am. Bankr. Inst. Volo Circuit Court Responder (April 2014)
  • Nichols v. Align Western States Learning Corp (In re Nichols), Bankr. Inst. Volo Circuit Court Responder (July 2013)
  • Issues in Lien Stripping Property Owned as Tenants by the Entirety, XXXII Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 26 (June 2013)
  • Victims of Madoff Ponzi Scheme Don’t Meet SIPA Customer Standard, Am. Bankr. Inst. Bankr. Lit. Comm. Newsletter, Vol 10, No. 2 (May 2013)
  • Circuit Split Weighs in Favor of Surcharging Exempt Assets, XXXII Am. Bankr. Inst. J. 3, 22-23, 98-99 (April 2013)
  • Bourgeois v. Bank of America (In re Bourgeois), Am. Bankr. Inst. Volo Circuit Court Responder (April 2013)
  • Smith v. State of Missouri (In re Smith), Am. Bankr. Inst. Volo Circuit Court Responder (February 2013)
  • Satterfield v. Malloy III, Am. Bankr. Inst. Volo Circuit Court Responder (November 2012)
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