Heidi J. Sorvino is the managing partner of the New York office of White and Williams LLP, where she practices financial restructuring and bankruptcy. She is a supervising partner of the firm’s Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group and has decades of experience counseling clients dealing with distressed debt. Ms. Sorvino concentrates on corporate restructurings, complex bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, and she represents creditors and debtors through all phases of bankruptcy proceedings both inside and outside of the courtroom. She also serves as a subchapter V and chapter 11 trustee, managing the affairs of a debtor’s business through its financial restructuring and resulting bankruptcy proceedings. Ms. Sorvino represents distressed companies, creditors, insurance companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, distressed-debt investors and indenture trustees through negotiations to avoid the courtroom and to understand changing and emerging legal/regulatory issues. She has been at the forefront of bankruptcy law for more than 33 years. Ms. Sorvino is frequently called upon by international news agencies to discuss cutting-edge issues in corporate turnarounds and restructurings. She has appeared as a guest on Reuters Television, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News. She has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business and Dow Jones Newswire. Ms. Sorvino is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, among others. Beyond her client work, she mentors junior lawyers and members of the professional community. Ms. Sorvino is president of the Turnaround Management Association’s New York City Chapter and formerly served on TMA’s Global Board of Trustees, as general counsel of TMA’s New York City Chapter, as co-chair of the New York Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, and as a board member of the Ameritrans Capital Corporation. In 2014, she delivered the commencement address and was awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree, honoris causa, from the College of St. Elizabeth for her commitment to the practice of law and promoting women as full partners in the workplace. Ms. Sorvino received her B.A. in 1983 from Hamilton College, her M.S.W. in 1985 from New York University’s Graduate School of Social Work and her J.D. in 1989 from St. John’s University School of Law.