Jo Ann J. Brighton


11204 West Cott Hill Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078

Tel: 704-996-8906

Class: XIX (2008)Circuit: Fourth


University of Delaware, B.S. Economics (1986)
New York Law School, J.D, magna cum laude (1989)

Professional Career

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP (2013-)
Partner; Co-Chair Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, K&L Gates, LLP (2009-13)
Special Counsel, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, L.L.P. (2003-09)
Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP (1993-03)
Associate, Patterson & Weir (1991-93)
Associate, Duane, Morris & Heckscher (1989-91)


American Bankruptcy Institute, Co-chair, Business Reorganization Committee (2006-08); Editorial Board, Website; Board of Directors (2008)
American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review St. John's University School of Law, Advisory Board (2004-)
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Editorial Board & Contributing Editor (2002-)


"International Implications of RaDlax a/k/a River Road," INSOL World Electronic Newsletter Nov 2012 Co-author with Nathan Lebioda
"Sovereign Debt in the Eurozone," ABI Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 7 Oct 2012 Co-author with Nathan Lebioda
"Existence of a Third-Party Source of Payment is Sufficient to Distinguish Unsecured Claims," McGrath, ABI Journal, Vol. XXX, No. 16 Jul 2012
"Do Lenders Have the Responsibility to Protect Borrowers from Their Own Bad Judgement?" Tousa Feb 2010 Author
"For Better or Worse: Chapter 11 in the Post-BAPCPA Downturn" Summer 2009 Author
"What is Left of Deepening Insolvency?" UK Corporate Rescue and Insolvency Journal Jan/Feb 2009 Author
"What is Left for Creditors-Part II," Vol. XXVII, No. 10 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Dec 2008 Co-author with Parrish
"What is Left for Creditors-Part I," Vol. XXVII, No. 9 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Nov 2008 Co-author with Parrish
Second Lien Financing American Bankruptcy Institute Fall 2008 Co-author with Mark Berman
"Enforcement of Bankruptcy Court Orders," Charlotte Business Journal Apr 2008 Co-author with John Gardner
"The Dura Decision Junior Creditors Again Strike Out in an Attempt to Interpret the Elusive X-Clause: What Might it Mean for Second Lien Financings," Vol. XXVI, No. 11 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Mar 2008 Co-author with Mark Berman
"Part II-How Free is 'Free and Clear'? A Look at the Court of Appeals Decision in Al-Perry and its Future Implications on §363 Sales (if any)?" Vol. XXVI No. 12 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Feb 2008 Author
"New Standards for Lender Liability in Today's Economic Climate," Yellowstone Author
"Two Recent Decisions Show that §363 Sales Are Not Dead in the Ninth Circuit" Author
"The Implications of North American Catholic and Trenwick: Final Death Knell for Deepening Insolvency? Shift in Directors' Duties in the Zone of Insolvency?" Author