Kimberly A. Brown
Practice Areas: Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring and Bankruptcy Litigation
Kim concentrates her practice in the areas of Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring and Bankruptcy Litigation. She has worked with the Landis Rath & Cobb team representing chapter 11 debtors, official and unofficial committees, financial institutions, secured lenders and other secured creditors, indenture trustees and bondholders, asset purchasers, liquidation trusts and other significant creditors, chapter 15 foreign representatives, and other parties in interest in a variety of national bankruptcy cases. Kim represents clients in a wide range of industries, including retail, food and beverage, oil and gas, manufacturing, and cryptocurrency.
Kim was honored as an emerging leader by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) as part of its 40 Under 40 initiative in 2019. ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency and restructuring with over 12,000 members. In connection with the 40 Under 40 initiative, ABI annually identifies 40 top industry professionals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of achievement at work and in their communities.
Kim was named one of five finalists for the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) 2017, “Rising Star” award. IWIRC is the premier international, networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency industries. The IWIRC Rising Star finalist awards are bestowed upon five IWIRC members with eight (8) or less years of experience in the restructuring industry who have made considerable contributions to the profession at the local, national and international levels.
Kim currently serves IWIRC internationally and regionally as the Vice Director of Fall Programs and the Vice Chair of IWIRC at the Shore. Kim previously served as the ex-officio chair, chair, vice chair, and social chair of the IWIRC Delaware Network. She also is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.
Kim was selected as one of only 40 bankruptcy practitioners to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) fifth annual Next Generation Program. Each year, the NCBJ selects “a small group of up-and-coming bankruptcy attorneys” to participate in the Next Generation Program, “who show the potential to distinguish themselves in future years as highly respected members of the bankruptcy bar.”
Before joining Landis Rath & Cobb, Kim clerked in the Superior Court for the State of Delaware for The Honorable Mary M. Johnston and clerked at the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Supreme Court of Delaware. She earned her J.D. in 2008 from Widener University Delaware Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in government & politics with a minor in accounting from Widener University in 2005.
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Widener University, B.A., Government & Politics, with minor in Accounting, summa cum laude, 2005
Admission to Practice
Memberships & Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”)
- Vice Director of Fall Programs, current
- Board of Directors, 2021 – current
The IWIRC Delaware Network
- Ex-Officio Chair, 2019 – 2020
- Chair, 2017 – 2018
- Vice Chair, 2015 – 2016
- Social Chair, 2013 – 2014
Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware State Bar Association
Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Delaware), 2023
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Women in the Law, Delaware) 2022
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Delaware), 2021
American Bankruptcy Institute, 40 Under 40 Award, 2019
Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018
International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Rising Star Award Finalist, 2017
Recent Publications and Presentations
Moderator on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology – An Introduction to a New Asset Class; American Bar Association, July 2022
Cyber Security in Delaware – What’s a Lawyer Gotta Do?; Delaware Business Court Insider, September 2021
Panel Member on Current Issues Facing Creditors’ Committees; American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Spring Meeting, 2021
Moderator on When Mass Torts and Bankruptcy Plans Collide; IWIRC at the Shore Conference, 2020
Panel Member on Bankruptcy Trends: Contracts and Plans; American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, 2019
Moderator on Breaking Down the Dip Budget; American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, 2018
Moderator on Please, Please Release Me! A Discussion of Third Party Releases in the United States & Canada – IWIRC Annual Spring Conference, 2018
Quick Evidence Handbook, second edition, (co-author) American Bankruptcy Institute, April 2018.
Bankruptcy Court Upholds the Sanctity of the Final Order; Delaware Business Court Insider, April 2017
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ (NCBJ) Program Connects and Educates the Next Generation of Bankruptcy Attorneys; American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today, December 2015
Chapter 11 Debtors:
Argos Therapeutics, Inc.
Bertucci’s Holdings, Inc.
EdgeMarc Energy Holdings, LLC
FTX Trading Ltd.
Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc.
JMO Wind Down, Inc. (Jumio, Inc.)
LTAP US, LLLP
SW Liquidation, LLC (Saladworks)
Shelbourne North Water Street, L.P.
Things Remembered, Inc.
Chapter 15 Debtors:
Saad Investments Finance Company (No. 5)
Chapter 11 Committees:
AWI Delaware, Inc.
Central Grocers, Inc.
Fitness Resource Inc.
The Penn Traffic Company
Chapter 11 Trustees, Disbursing Agents, & Plan Administrators:
CEI Liquidation Estate
Exide Holdings, Inc.
Gulf Coast Health Care LLC
Significant Creditors and Other Parties In Interest:
AWI Delaware, Inc., et al. (Secured Lender and Asset Purchaser)
Central Grocers, Inc., et al. (Asset Purchaser)
Cred Inc. (Major Creditor)
ESML Holdings, Inc., et al. (Secured Creditors)
Fitness Resource Inc. (Asset Purchaser)
iBAHN Holdings (Major Creditor)
Liberty State Benefits of Delaware Inc., et al. (Special Litigation Counsel)
Marsh Supermarkets Holding, LLC, et al. (Supplier)
Paragon Offshore PLC, et al. (Secured Creditor)
RGN-Group Holdings, LLC (Major Creditor and Landlord)
Starbucks Coffee Company (Supplier and Major Creditor)
Takata Corporation, et al. (Chapter 15) (Major Creditor)
TK Holdings Inc., et al. (Takata – Chapter 11)
Tops Holding II Corporation (Supplier)
Trident Microsystems (Supplier and Major Creditor)
Click the links below to see more from Kim
Landis Rath & Cobb Attorneys Recognized in 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Landis Rath & Cobb’s Kim Brown and Matthew Pierce to present ABA CLE on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology – An Introduction to a New Asset Class
DBCI: Kim Brown and Josh Scorziello on Cyber Security in Delaware – What’s a Lawyer Gotta Do?
Seven Landis Rath & Cobb Attorneys Recognized in 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
Delaware Law School Moot Court Honor Society Gets an Assist from LRC Attorneys and Staff
Kim Brown to Present on “Current Issues Facing Creditors’ Committees” at ABI Spring Meeting
Six Landis Rath & Cobb Attorneys Recognized in 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
Kim Brown to Present on DSBA Webinar Panel – “Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts: A Primer for Chapter 11 Cross-Training
Kim Brown on “When Mass Torts and Bankruptcy Plans Collide” at 8th Annual IWIRC at the Shore
LRC Recognized for Argos Therapeutics and Things Remembered Deals in 14th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards
Kim Brown Elected Partner at Landis Rath & Cobb
Kim Brown Named to 2019 ABI “40 Under 40” Emerging Leaders in Insolvency Practice
Adam Landis and Kimberly Brown to Present at ABI’s 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop
Kim Brown to Moderate a Panel on DIP Budgets at ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop
Kim Brown to present at IWIRC Annual Spring Conference
Kim Brown Named Finalist for IWIRC “Rising Star” Award
DBCI: Kim Brown on Bankruptcy Court Upholds the Sanctity of the Final Order
Kim Brown Elected Chair of the IWIRC Delaware Network
NCBJ Program Connects and Educates the Next Generation of Bankruptcy Attorneys
Kim Brown Selected for NCBJ’s Next Generation Program