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Deirdre B. Ruckman


Current Position

Partner (retired)
Foley & Lardner LLP
Dallas, TX


Class: XXV (2014)Circuit: Fifth


Chestnut Hill College, B.S. (1970)
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. (1975)

Professional Career

Associate (1975-80); Partner (1980-), Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP


State Bar of Texas (1975-)
Dallas Bar Association (1975-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (2000-)
Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court, Master (2000-08)
5th Circuit Judicial Conference, Delegate
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow (1997)
Dallas Chamber Executive Women's Roundtable, Member and past Chair (1994-)
Swiss Avenue Historic District Association, Member and past President (1982-)
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (1992-95)
68, JCOC, US Department of Defense, Member (2004-05)


Sale of the Debtor's Ownership Interest in a Special Purpose Entity 2010
"Avoiding the Blind Side - Chapter 11 Plan Provisions," ND of TX Bench-Bar Conf. 2010


Co-Recipient, 2013 Turnaound Award: Healthcare and Life Science Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) (2013)
Best Lawyers in America (2006-)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005-)
World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers (2003-)
World's Leading Women in Business Law (2010-)
Texas SuperLawyers (2003-)
D Magazine, Best Women Lawyers in Dallas (2010-)
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2012-)