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Margaret R. Westbrook


Current Position

K & L Gates
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609

Tel: 919-743-7311
Fax: 919-516-2011

Class: XXXII (2021)Circuit: Fourth


University of North Carolina-- Chapel Hill, B.A. (1993)
University of North Carolina-- Chapel Hill, J.D., with Honors (1996)

Professional Career

Partner, Practice Group Coordinator for Restructuring and Insolvency, K&L Gates, LLP (1998-present)
Law Clerk, J. Rich Leonard, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1996-1998)


American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Board Member (2020-2023)
North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Council, Vice Chair (2020-21)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Local Rules Committee Chair (2010-2019)
Turnaround Management Association-- Carolinas Chapter, Vice Chair (2020-21), Board Member (2017-present)
American Bankruptcy Institute-- Southeastern Advisory Board, Board Member (2016-present)
Eastern Bankruptcy Institute, Board Member (2016-present)
Campbell University Law School, Duberstein Moot Court Team Coach (2014-present)


North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual Appellate Practice Chapter Eighth Edition 2018 Co-Editor
School Finance Litigation Comes to North Carolina 73 North Carolina Law Review 2123 1995 Author


Triangle Business Journal, Women in Business Award (2007)