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Claudia Z. Springer


Current Position

Mediator/Restructuring Professional
Novo Advisors
Philadelphia, PA

Tel: 215-896-3775

Class: XIII (2002)Circuit: Third


Trinity College, B.A. (1977)
The National Law Center of the George Washington University, J.D. (1980)

Professional Career

Partner, Duane Morris LLP (1991-02)
Associate, Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP (1986-90)
Associate, Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson (1983-86)
Associate, Owens, Whiteman & Bankes (1981-83)
Judicial Clerk, Circuit Court, Prince George's County, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Honorable William H. McCullough (1980-81)
Partner, Reed Smith LLP (2002-2021)


American Bankruptcy Institute
American College of Bankruptcy (2002-)
American Bar Association (2005-)
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Committee
Philadelphia Bar Association: Former Chair, Business Law Section, Uniform Commercial Code Subcommittee
Turnaround Management Association, Board Member, Philadelphia Chapter


"Healthcare Lending: Financing and Bankruptcy-Related Issues-Avoiding A Flatline," Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP 1996 Author
"Outline: Lawyer Liability in Asset Protection Planning," Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference May 1998 Author
"The Uniform Commercial Code: A Smorgasbord of Issues," The New UCC: Recent Changes in the Law and How to Interpret Them, Philadelphia Bar Education Center Apr 1997 Author
"Court Rulings Erode Collateral Protection," ABA Banking Journal Co-author
"The Many Changes Effected by Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act" Co-author
"To File or Not to File? That is the Question," Introduction to Business Bankruptcy, Philadelphia Bar Education Center Feb 1997 Co-author
"Creditors Committees, Courts Grapple With Information Sharing Provisions of New Bankruptcy Act"
"Healthcare Issues in Bankruptcy," American Bar Association's Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Philadelphia Mar 2001 Panelist
American Bar Association's Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Nashville Mar 1996 Panelist
"Selected Issues Regarding Financially Troubled Health Care Institutions-What Every Health Care Lender Should Know," National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, ABA Health Care Financing Committee, New Orleans Oct 1995 Co-Lecturer
"Receiverships: Creating Opportunity from Adversity," The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management's 1991-92 Real Estate Forecast, Philadelphia Sep 1991 Co-Lecturer
Frequent speaker at Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Philadelphia Bar Association conferences on bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues.