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Lacey Rochester

Associate

Lacey Rochester focuses her practice on creditors' rights and regularly represents financial institutions, oil and gas companies, and other secured and unsecured creditors in federal, state and bankruptcy court.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Rochester is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office. In bankruptcy court, she has represented clients with respect to claim objections, adversary proceedings, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, stay relief, cash collateral issues, 363 sales, assumption or rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases, DIP financing and confirmation disputes.

Ms. Rochester's prior experience includes serving as a law clerk to the honorable Judge Wendy Hagenau with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Turnaround Management Association, New Orleans Chapter
  • Member – International Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), New Orleans Chapter
  • 2011 American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Law Student for the Fifth Circuit
Publications
  • "Baker's Dozen – 13 of the Best Places to Visit in the Big Easy," Women's Initiative Newsletter (December 2017)
  • "Defending Preference Actions: Understanding Your Rights as a Creditor," Liskow & Lewis E-News Letter (July 2014)
  • "Stern Does Not Preclude Bankruptcy Court's Resolution of Certain Claims," Professional Liability Litigation Newsletter, Vol. 10 No. 2 (Spring 2014)
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist – "Oil and Gas Creditor's Issues Update: Issues That May Arise in an Energy Bankruptcy," Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Seminar: Current Texas, Louisiana, and Offshore Oil and Gas Topics for Lawyers and Landmen (November 2015)
  • "Model Rule 1.13: Ethics and Organizational Representations: A Glimpse of Where We are Heading," Louisiana State Bar Association CLE (December 2014/June 2015)

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2009; summa cum laude  

Admissions

  • Louisiana

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