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Jennifer K. Faubion

Attorney

Jenny is a partner and leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice team and co-leader of the firm’s Agricultural practice team.  Jenny advises businesses and individuals on commercial bankruptcy, insolvency, and related legal matters, with an emphasis on restructuring, strategic planning, and receiverships.  She has extensive experience representing secured creditors, agricultural lenders, small to mid-sized private lenders, asset-purchasers in bankruptcy and receivership, debtors, and is nationally regarded for her representation of receivers in financially and operationally complex receiverships.

Jenny is well respected in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights field, serving on the board of WOMBATS (Women in Bankruptcy), as a Trustee for the international organization, Turnaround Management Association, the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Creditor/Debtor Rights Section, and regularly recognized for her work by Chambers USA (Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2020), The Best Lawyers in America®  (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2019), and Washington Super Lawyers  by Super Lawyers® Magazine.

In her spare time, Jenny loves spending time with her family, hiking in Washington’s beautiful backcountry, cooking (and eating), and cheering on her beloved Huskies.

What clients are saying: “Jenny is a leader in receivership and bankruptcy law. We appreciate her breadth of knowledge and expertise and find it a privilege to work with her.”

Introduction

Jenny is a partner and leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice team and co-leader of the firm’s Agricultural practice team.  Jenny advises businesses and individuals on commercial bankruptcy, insolvency, and related legal matters, with an emphasis on restructuring, strategic planning, and receiverships.  She has extensive experience representing secured creditors, agricultural lenders, small to mid-sized private lenders, asset-purchasers in bankruptcy and receivership, debtors, and is nationally regarded for her representation of receivers in financially and operationally complex receiverships.

Jenny is well respected in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights field, serving on the board of WOMBATS (Women in Bankruptcy), as a Trustee for the international organization, Turnaround Management Association, the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Creditor/Debtor Rights Section, and regularly recognized for her work by Chambers USA (Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2020), The Best Lawyers in America®  (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2019), and Washington Super Lawyers  by Super Lawyers® Magazine.

In her spare time, Jenny loves spending time with her family, hiking in Washington’s beautiful backcountry, cooking (and eating), and cheering on her beloved Huskies.

What clients are saying: “Jenny is a leader in receivership and bankruptcy law. We appreciate her breadth of knowledge and expertise and find it a privilege to work with her.”

Experience & Results

  • Represented receiver in the turnaround and complex sale of aluminum processing facility in Oregon resulting in 100% return to secured creditors
  • Successfully resolved claim for environmental damages against client who previously leased gas station/dry cleaner
  • Obtained full dismissal for home-builder client (with prejudice) on breach of contract claim in Pierce County
  • Obtained temporary restraining order against requestor of RFP responses for several major national telecommunications clients. Led to requestor retracting public records request.

Education

  • University of Washington (B.A., 2003)
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Admissions

  • Washington
  • US District Court, Western District of Washington
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • US Bankruptcy Court, Western Washington

Honors & Recognition

  • Ranked in Washington State by Chambers USA in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2020
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Litigation – Bankruptcy since 2021
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2019
  • Named on the Washington Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers® Magazine since 2021
  • Named on the Washington Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® Magazine (2014-2018)
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Washington” by Seattle Met Magazine

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Global Board of Trustees (2019-present)
  • King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Receivership Task Force (2015-2016; 2018-present)
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor Debtor Rights Section Executive Committee (2020-present)
  • The Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program, Executive Committee (2022-present)
  • Washington Trail Association, Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • WOMBATS (WOMen Bankruptcy ATtorneys), Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • The William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court, Secretary (2009-2014), Member (2006-present)
  • King County Municipal League, Board of Directors (2009-2014)
  • Husky Stadium Renovation Committee, Member
  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Clinics, Volunteer

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Small Case Strategies and Administration,” National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees’s 40th Annual Conference (June 10, 2022)
  • Presenter, “Bankruptcy and Receivership,” WSBA’s Real Property Spring CLE (April 2, 2021)
  • Presenter, “Subchapter V, The Newest Tool to Help Small Businesses,” Turnaround Management Association’s Impact 2020: The TMA Annual Experience (October 1, 2020)
  • Presenter, “Bankruptcy Boot Camp: Receivership: An Alternative to Bankruptcy,” KCBA CLE (June 24, 2020)
  • Presenter, “Options for Distressed Business: What About a Receivership?” WSBA CLE (August 19, 2015)
  • Author, “Second Chance for Criminals – More Regulations for Employers?,” eat-drink-shop-stay.com (June 18, 2013)
  • Author, “Restaurants Beware! Gluten-Free Not Just a Trend,” eat-drink-shop-stay.com (May 9, 2013)
  • Author, “Gluten-Free: What You Knead to Know,” eat-drink-shop-stay.com (April 30, 2013)
  • Co-author, “Look Out For Drive-By ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready?,” eat-drink-shop-stay.com (January 11, 2013)
  • Author, “Seattle’s New Paid Leave Law Hits September 1, 2012 – Is Your Business Ready?,” CompanyCounsel.net (July 9, 2012)
  • Author, “Is Requiring High School Diploma Discrimination?,” CompanyCounsel.net (January 17, 2012)
  • Author, “Pharmaceutical Reps Exempt From Overtime Laws, Says 9th Circuit,” CompanyCounsel.net (May 11, 2011)
  • Author, “Novartis Drug Reps Not Exempt From Overtime Law, Says 2nd Circuit,” CompanyCounsel.net (August 5, 2010)
  • Author, “US Supreme Court Sides With Employer in Employee Privacy Case,” CompanyCounsel.net (July 22, 2010)
  • Author, “Attorney-Client Privilege Trumps Employment Policy, Says NJ Supreme Court,” CompanyCounsel.net (June 1, 2010)
  • Author, “Defending Age Discrimination Claims May Soon Get Tougher,” CompanyCounsel.net (April 1, 2010)
  • Author, “Overtime Class Actions Against Big Pharma Threaten All Companies With Outside Sales Reps,” CompanyCounsel.net (February 18, 2010)
  • Featured Presenter, “Employee Termination Tips: How to Avoid the ‘Black Hole’ of Litigation,” Employment Law Webinar, AGC of Washington, Seattle, WA (2009)
  • Speaker, “Employment Decisions,” Stanislaw Ashbaugh’s 10th Annual Construction Law Forum, Seattle, WA (2009)