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Joseph J Wielebinski

Joseph J Wielebinski

Winstead PC2728 N. Harwood StreetSuite 500DallasUSA75201

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Joseph Wielebinski is praised by peers around the globe as "an excellent lawyer" when it comes to representing clients in financial fraud, money laundering and other white-collar crime proceedings.

Biography

Joe Wielebinski is a shareholder in Winstead’s business restructuring and bankruptcy practice group. For more than 35 years, his practice has concentrated on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and financial restructuring, and he is active throughout the United States in a variety of complex restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters and related litigation. 

Joe recently served as lead counsel for the official creditors' committee in a bankruptcy involving a US$2.4 billion “life settlement” portfolio that was alleged to be a massive fraud. He also served as Texas counsel for the joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank in Antigua. Joe also has substantial experience in bankruptcy and fraud-related litigation.

As part of the firm's fraud and asset recovery group, Joe has represented numerous victims in matters involving complex financial fraud, theft, money laundering and other white-collar crimes. Joe has served as a Federal District Court receiver at the request of the SEC in cases involving national and cross-border fraud schemes.

Joe is the executive director emeritus of ICC FraudNet, a London-based invitation-only organisation consisting of select lawyers throughout the world who have significant experience in complex commercial fraud and offshore asset recovery. Joe is a member of the International Bar Association, the International Association for Asset Recovery, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

Joe received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University in 1980, and a master's degree in public administration and a juris doctorate from Syracuse University in 1983.

He is recognised by Chambers USA (2003–2016), where he is ranked as a “leader in his field”. He is also named a top lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, in both bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law and litigation: bankruptcy sections (published by Woodward/White, 2008–2016).

Restructuring & Insolvency 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Joseph Wielebinski is a long-standing and very active insolvency lawyer with remarkable expertise in complex bankruptcy, financial restructurings and litigation.

Biography

Joe Wielebinski is a shareholder in Winstead’s business restructuring/bankruptcy group. For over 35 years, he has concentrated on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and financial restructuring, and is active throughout the United States in several restructuring and insolvency matters and related litigation. 

Joe recently served as lead counsel for the official creditors' committee in a bankruptcy involving a US$2.4 billion “life settlement” portfolio that was alleged to be a massive fraud. He also served as counsel for the Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank in Antigua. Joe also has substantial experience in bankruptcy and fraud-related litigation.

As part of the firm's fraud and asset recovery group, Joe has represented numerous victims in matters involving complex financial fraud, theft, money laundering and other white-collar crimes. Joe has also served as a federal district court receiver for the SEC in cases involving cross-border fraud schemes.

Joe is the executive director emeritus of ICC FraudNet, a London-based invitation-only network of lawyers throughout the world who have significant experience in complex commercial fraud and offshore asset recovery. Joe is a member of the International Bar Association, the International Association for Asset Recovery and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Joe received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University in 1980, and a master's degree in public administration and a juris doctorate from Syracuse University in 1983.

He is recognised by Chambers USA (2003-2019), where he is ranked as a “leader in his field”. He is also named a top lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, in both bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law and litigation: bankruptcy (published by Woodward/White, 2008-2016).

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