Pauline Morgan Named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

April 15, 2016


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Pauline K. Morgan has become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law, legal processes, and the law's impact on society.

“We are extremely proud that Pauline’s commitment to excellence and dedication to the legal profession has been recognized by her inclusion in this prestigious organization,” said James L. Patton, Jr., Chairman of Young Conaway. “She joins a distinguished group of lawyers and judges from around the country who are committed to the ongoing advancement of our profession.”

The ABF was founded in 1952 by the American Bar Association.  Membership in The Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Other Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP Fellows include Anne Shea GazaWilliam D. Johnston and Norman M. Powell.

Morgan concentrates her practice on bankruptcy law and has served as chair of the firm’s bankruptcy section and as a member of the firm’s management committee since 2011. 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.

In 2015, Morgan was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. For the past several years, she has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in 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 “a highly respected figure in the Delaware market”.

Morgan earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. (cum laude) from Duquesne University.


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware's largest law firms, counsels national and international clients handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters involving bankruptcy, intellectual property, corporate and alternative entity law. Young Conaway also guides regional businesses through a myriad of employment, education, real estate, tax, estate planning, environmental, and banking issues.

TheFellows of the American Bar Foundationis an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

TheAmerican Bar Foundationis the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than 60 years, The American Bar Foundation’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. The ABF’s primary funding is provided by theAmerican Bar Endowmentand The Fellows of The American Bar Foundation.