Meredith Grabill practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial, and oil and gas litigation and appeals.  

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Biography

Over the last ten years, Meredith Grabill has practiced primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial, and oil and gas litigation in Louisiana and New York.  In her practice, she has served on bankruptcy teams representing a commercial real estate finance firm in bankruptcy, an insurance company in a demutualization and acquisition process, and the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in an E&P company’s bankruptcy proceedings.  She has also represented a multinational high-tech corporation in antitrust proceedings in multiple countries, a professional players’ association in labor and contract disputes,  insurance and reinsurance companies in contract disputes, and both individuals and corporations in fraudulent transfer and other commercial and oil-and-gas disputes.  

To build upon the skills and experience she gained in her bankruptcy practice, Meredith served as a judicial clerk to Judge Martin Glenn, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, from 2011-2012.

Prior to entering the private practice of law, Meredith served as a judicial clerk to Judge Edith Brown Clement, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 2007-2008; and Judge Martin L.C. Feldman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, from 2006-2007.

Meredith earned her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 2006, where she served as Editor In Chief of the Tulane Law Review from 2005-2006.  The faculty honored her with the John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence and Legal Scholarship that is awarded annually to an outstanding student of the graduating class.  In 1997, Meredith received her B.A. in Political Science and History from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Meredith has published articles regarding chapter 11 venues for distressed oil-and-gas companies as well as state-law oil-and-gas issues.  She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017) and received the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2016), as well as the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award (2016).  She is a member of several professional associations, including the Women’s Energy Network and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

Meredith is licensed to practice law in New York and Louisiana and is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:  United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Published Works & Presentations:

  • The Supreme Court's Section 5 Analysis in Tennessee v. Lane:  Considering the Future of State Sovereignty, Public Policy, and the Treatment Needs of Mentally Ill Prisoners, 80 TUL. L. REV. 947 (2006)
  • State v. Muhammad:  The Supreme Court of Louisiana Restores Continuity to the Statutory Construction and Application of the Habitual Offender Law, 79 TUL. L. REV. 1561 (2005)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Women's Energy Network
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Tulane Law Review Board of Advisory Editors
  • Treasurer, Tulane Law Review Alumni Association
  • The International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Honors:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017)

  • New Orleans CityBusiness 2016 Class of "Women of the Year" 

  • Pro Bono Publico Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association (2016)

  • Pro Bono Century Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association (2016)

  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2016)

  • Recipient, 2015 Distinguished Service Award - Pro Bono Project