Kara Hammond Coyle

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Kara focuses her practice on representing corporations as debtors-in-possession and other major constituents in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Debtor-in-possession representations include The Standard Register Company, The PMI Group, Inc., Traffic Control and Safety Corporation, Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Inc., National Envelope Corporation, Accuride Corporation, Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc., Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc., Regent Communications, Inc., Stock Building Supply Holdings, LLC, ProxyMed Transaction Services, Inc., Diamond Glass Corporation, American Home Mortgage Holdings, Inc., Werner Co., Women First Healthcare, Inc., Bonus Stores, Inc., Factory 2-U Stores, Inc., CTC Communications Group, Inc., CMT America Corp., Eteam USA, LLC, and General Datacomm Industries, Inc.

In addition to representing corporate debtors, Kara recently represented various lenders in the chapter 11 cases of The Limited, Quicksilver Resources, Inc., Parallel Energy LP, Abengoa US, Cal Dive International, and Vantage Drilling.  

Kara is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. She has represented numerous children as their court-appointed Guardian ad litem in conjunction with the Office of Child Advocate, as well as other pro bono clients.

Kara received her law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she served as a recent developments editor for the Administrative Law Review, the official law journal of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. Prior to law school, Kara attended the University of Delaware, where she double-majored in political science and history, and double-minored in philosophy and legal studies.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Litigation Sections, Member
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, Member
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation