Sally S Neely has practised for more than 35 years in the area of corporate workouts and chapter 11 reorganisations, representing debtors, committees, creditors, contract parties, purchasers, defendants in adversary proceedings and other interested parties in insolvency proceedings. She joined Sidley Austin LLP in 1980, when Sidley & Austin merged with Shutan & Trost, a boutique bankruptcy firm in Los Angeles, which Ms Neely joined in 1977 from Harvard Law School where she was an assistant professor.
Ms Neely writes and teaches extensively. Among other engagements, she is on the faculty of the advanced programme of the NYU Law School's annual workshop on bankruptcy and business reorganisation, and is chair of the American Law Institute (ALI) advanced chapter 11 programme. She also recently taught at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Southeast Bankruptcy Law Institute, the ALI-ABA commercial lending programme and the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting.
Ms Neely regularly works with Congress regarding bankruptcy legislation in her capacity as chair of the committee on legislation of the National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC), and serves on the NBC's executive committee. She recently finished her term as a vice president of the American College of Bankruptcy and her service as chair of its educational programmes committee.
Ms Neely received her JD (Order of the Coif) from Stanford Law School in 1971 and her BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University in 1970. Following law school, Ms Neely was law clerk to the Honorable Ozell M Trask, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Admissions include: California and various US district courts.
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