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Dennis J. Connolly


Current Position

Alston & Bird LLP
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

Tel: 404-881-7269
Fax: 404-253-8554

Class: XVI (2005)Circuit: Eleventh


University of Michigan, B.A. (1982)
University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude (1986)

Professional Career

Partner (1994-); Associate (1986-93), Alston & Bird LLP


Atlanta Bar Association: Bankruptcy Section (1987-); Chair (2004-05)
Advisory Board of ABI/Emory University School of Law Bankruptcy Litigation Skills Program (now Tulane University), Board Member/Instructor (2001-05)
Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, Director (2006-); President-elect (2012-13)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1996-)
State Bar of Georgia (1986-)
State Bar of New York (2005-)


"Current Approaches to Substantive Consolidation" Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2019 ed. Co-author
"Process Issues Involved in the Interrelation Between Bankruptcy Examiner Investigations and Governmental Investigations" Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2017 ed. Co-author
"The Issue is Moot, Or is it? Rethinking the Application of Equitable Mootness to Bankruptcy Appeals" Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2016 ed. Co-author
"Arriving at Arkison and Wellness: Making Sense of the Procedural Quagmire after the Supreme Court's Rulings on Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction and Authority" Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2015 ed. Co-author
"Wellness: Is Consent the Cure?" ABI Journal August 2015 Co-author
"Plan Drafting Issues in Connection with Post-Confirmation Litigation of Claims by Estate Fiduciaries" Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2014 ed. Co-author
"The Contractual Right of Triangular Setoff in Bankruptcy Proceedings: Issues and Alternatives" Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2013 ed. Co-author
Best Practices Report on Electronic Discovery (ESI) Issues in Bankruptcy Cases The Business Lawyer Business Law Section, American Bar Association, Volume 67, Issue 4 August 2013 Co-author
Recent Developments with Respect to the 'Safe Harbors' for Swaps and Repo Agreements" Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 2011 ed. Co-author
"Sea Launch - A Unique Business and a Unique Reorganization" The Bankruptcy Strategist" Vol. 28, No. 4 February 2011
"Twombly/Iqbal Pleading Requirements in Preference and Fraudulent-Transfer Cases"
ABI Journal July/August 2010
"The Intersection of FIRREA and Bankruptcy Law"
Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law Vol. 6, No. 5 July/August 2010


Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2005–2020 editions; Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Bankruptcy (Atlanta) for 2018 and 2020 and in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Atlanta) for 2014 and 2018,
Selected as a leading insolvency practitioner by
Chambers USA, (2003–2019)
Listed as a Georgia "SuperLawyer" in
Atlanta Magazine, (2004-2019)
Listed in "Who's Who Legal: USA", (2019)
Listed in
Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, (2006-2019)
Listed in
Who's Who Legal: USA, (2019)
Listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, (2006-2018)