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Sally Schultz Neely, Esq.

Attorney (Retired)

Los Angeles, CA 90013-1010


Class: IV (1993)Circuit: Ninth


Stanford University, B.A. (1970); J.D. (1971)

Professional Career

Partner/Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP and predecessors (1980-13)
Partner (1979-80); Associate, Shutan & Trost P.C. (1977-79)
Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard School of Law (1975-77)
Associate, Lewis and Roca (Phoenix) (1972-75)
Clerk, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1971-72)


National Bankruptcy Conference: Chair, Committee on Legislation (2001-13); Member, Executive Committee (1993-13)
Editorial Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Member (2000-02)
American College of Bankruptcy: Regent-at-Large (1998-03); Director (2003-05); Vice President (2005-09); Chair, Educational Programs Committee (2003-11)
Stanford Law School Board of Visitors (1990-92)
Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative (1989-91)
Financial Lawyers Conference


Author and frequent lecturer/panelist on bankruptcy and corporate reorganization.
"Partnerships and Partners and Limited Liability Companies and Members in Bankruptcy: Proposals for Reform," 71 Am. Bankr. L.J. 271 1997 Author


Identified as a leading bankruptcy lawyer in Chambers USA: America's Leading Bankruptcy Lawyers each year from 2004 through 2013
Recognized in the 2011 through 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and named by Best Lawyers as 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" in Los Angeles Litigation-Bankruptcy
Named in other "Best Lawyer" guides