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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • Mississippi College School of Law
      J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
    • Millsaps College
      B.B.A. in Accounting and Economics, cum laude, 2007
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Mississippi
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • CLERKSHIP+

Experience

  • Saved CIT Group/Equipment Financing more than $3 million by securing favorable judgment against plaintiffs seeking to recover through alleged right of subrogation under a letter of credit financing transaction.
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc. v. Morgan, 2011 WL 359069 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 2, 2011) – Prevailing on cross-motions for summary judgment regarding all substantive claims asserted, including demonstration of priority of client’s prior perfected security interest pursuant to the U.C.C. over purported superior statutory right of setoff claimed by the State of Mississippi.
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Morgan, 2011 WL 1884721 (S.D. Miss. May 17, 2011)
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Morgan, 2011 WL 830217 (S.D. Miss. March 4, 2011)
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Miss. State Tax Comm., 665 F. Supp. 2d 692 (S.D. Miss. 2009)

Insights

Speaking Engagements
  • “Automatic Stays, Discharge Injunctions, and Other Bankruptcy Law Basics: Key Terms and Ground Rules All Lawyers Should Know and Remember,” Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 – New Lawyer Program, Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division (2018) Presenter
  • “State-by-State Moderated Presentation and Update: Mississippi,” Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference (New Orleans, LA., 2018) Co-Presenter
  • “Bankruptcy Case Law Update,” Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference Annual Seminar (Jackson, MS., 2017) Co-Presenter
  • “Claims, Stays, Discharges, and More: Bankruptcy Law Basics Your Clients Need You to Know,” Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 – New Lawyer Program, Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division (2017) Presenter
  • “The Fifth Circuit: A Back-Stage View,” Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference (2016) Moderator
  • “Bankruptcy Settles Debts, But With Consequences,” Metro Legal Professionals (2016) Presenter
  • “Real Estate Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop,” National Business Institute (2016) Presenter
  • “BOOT CAMP: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures,” National Business Institute (2015) Presenter
  • “Business Contracts: A-Z,” National Business Institute (2015) Presenter
  • “Strength & Professionalism as Woman in Today’s Law Practice,” Millsaps College (Jackson, MS., 2013) Presenter

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi, Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure - Chairman (2018-2020), Member (2017-2019)
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference – Chairperson, Annual Seminar Committee (2016), Co-Chairperson, Annual Seminar Committee (2015)
  • Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, Mississippi Board of Banking Review – Governor-Appointed Member (2017-2022)
  • Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference – Planning Committee Member (2017-2018)
  • Madison County Young Professionals (MCYP), Steering Committee – Chairperson (2017-2018), Co-Chairperson (2016-2017)
  • Mississippi Bankers Association, Bank Attorneys Committee (2018-2019)
  • Mississippi Young Bankers Association
  • Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association

Civic

  • Mississippi College School of Law, American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition Team - Coach, Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition Team - Coach, Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing - former adjunct professor
  • Millsaps College, Mock Trial Team - Coach, Advanced Business Law - former visiting professor
  • Charles Clark American Inn of Court – Barrister Member, Associate Member (2013-2015)

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
  • Mid-South Rising Star list, Super Lawyers (2014-2020)
  • Mississippi Under 40 Hotlist, Benchmark Litigation (2018)
  • “2018 Madison County Young Professional of the Year,” Madison County Business League & Foundation and Madison County Economic Development Association
  • Rising Business Star, 50 Leading Businesswomen in Mississippi, Top 50 under 40, Mississippi Business Journal (2016)
  • Outstanding Program Award, American Inns of Court (2015)

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • Millsaps College
    B.B.A. in Accounting and Economics, cum laude, 2007

Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • Saved CIT Group/Equipment Financing more than $3 million by securing favorable judgment against plaintiffs seeking to recover through alleged right of subrogation under a letter of credit financing transaction.
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc. v. Morgan, 2011 WL 359069 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 2, 2011) – Prevailing on cross-motions for summary judgment regarding all substantive claims asserted, including demonstration of priority of client’s prior perfected security interest pursuant to the U.C.C. over purported superior statutory right of setoff claimed by the State of Mississippi.
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Morgan, 2011 WL 1884721 (S.D. Miss. May 17, 2011)
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Morgan, 2011 WL 830217 (S.D. Miss. March 4, 2011)
  • Nabers ex rel. Emergystat, Inc., et al v. Miss. State Tax Comm., 665 F. Supp. 2d 692 (S.D. Miss. 2009)
  • “Automatic Stays, Discharge Injunctions, and Other Bankruptcy Law Basics: Key Terms and Ground Rules All Lawyers Should Know and Remember,” Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 – New Lawyer Program, Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division (2018) Presenter
  • “State-by-State Moderated Presentation and Update: Mississippi,” Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference (New Orleans, LA., 2018) Co-Presenter
  • “Bankruptcy Case Law Update,” Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference Annual Seminar (Jackson, MS., 2017) Co-Presenter
  • “Claims, Stays, Discharges, and More: Bankruptcy Law Basics Your Clients Need You to Know,” Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 – New Lawyer Program, Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division (2017) Presenter
  • “The Fifth Circuit: A Back-Stage View,” Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference (2016) Moderator
  • “Bankruptcy Settles Debts, But With Consequences,” Metro Legal Professionals (2016) Presenter
  • “Real Estate Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop,” National Business Institute (2016) Presenter
  • “BOOT CAMP: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures,” National Business Institute (2015) Presenter
  • “Business Contracts: A-Z,” National Business Institute (2015) Presenter
  • “Strength & Professionalism as Woman in Today’s Law Practice,” Millsaps College (Jackson, MS., 2013) Presenter
  • Professional

    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern & Southern Districts of Mississippi, Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure - Chairman (2018-2020), Member (2017-2019)
    • The Mississippi Bar
    • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference – Chairperson, Annual Seminar Committee (2016), Co-Chairperson, Annual Seminar Committee (2015)
    • Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, Mississippi Board of Banking Review – Governor-Appointed Member (2017-2022)
    • Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference – Planning Committee Member (2017-2018)
    • Madison County Young Professionals (MCYP), Steering Committee – Chairperson (2017-2018), Co-Chairperson (2016-2017)
    • Mississippi Bankers Association, Bank Attorneys Committee (2018-2019)
    • Mississippi Young Bankers Association
    • Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association
    • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
    • Jackson Young Lawyers Association
    • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
    • Madison County Bar Association

    Civic

    • Mississippi College School of Law, American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition Team - Coach, Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition Team - Coach, Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing - former adjunct professor
    • Millsaps College, Mock Trial Team - Coach, Advanced Business Law - former visiting professor
    • Charles Clark American Inn of Court – Barrister Member, Associate Member (2013-2015)
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
    • Mid-South Rising Star list, Super Lawyers (2014-2020)
    • Mississippi Under 40 Hotlist, Benchmark Litigation (2018)
    • “2018 Madison County Young Professional of the Year,” Madison County Business League & Foundation and Madison County Economic Development Association
    • Rising Business Star, 50 Leading Businesswomen in Mississippi, Top 50 under 40, Mississippi Business Journal (2016)
    • Outstanding Program Award, American Inns of Court (2015)