Pauline K. Morgan

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Ms. Morgan has practiced business bankruptcy law since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1987 and has practiced at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP in Wilmington, Delaware, since 1997. As a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Section, she has represented debtors, creditors’ committees and secured lenders in some of the nation’s largest chapter 11 cases, including Eastman Kodak (debtor representation), Coldwater Creek (debtor representation), GateHouse Media (debtor representation), Buffets Holdings, Inc. (debtor representation), American Home Mortgage (debtor representation), AbitibiBowater (debtor representation), Energy Future Holdings Corp. (ad hoc committee of first lien creditors), Dendreon Corporation (official committee), Exide Technologies (unofficial noteholders committee), Optim Energy (lender representation), and many others. She has served as chair of the firm’s bankruptcy section and as a member of the firm’s management committee since 2011.

Ms. Morgan is a member of the Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars and also is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and many other professional organizations. She also serves on Delaware’s District Court Advisory Committee and was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to serve on the most recent Merit Selection Committee for bankruptcy judges in the District of Delaware. For the past several years, Ms. Morgan has been recognized by Best Lawyers of America® as a leading bankruptcy practitioner in Delaware and ranked in the top tier by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which notes that she is “one of the leading lights of the Delaware bankruptcy Bar,” "highly respected," and a “good presence to have in the room to move things productively forward.” In 2015, Ms. Morgan was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.


  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2006 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2007- Present 
  • Delaware Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2007 - Present
  • Female Powerbroker, Law 360, 2014

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) 
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Delaware's District Court Advisory Committee