Rimon welcomes Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights attorney Jacquelyn Choi as Partner in its Los Angeles office.
News Jacquelyn H. Choi · August 03, 2020
Los Angeles— Rimon is proud to welcome Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights attorney Jacquelyn Choi as a Partner in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Choi joins Rimon from Raines Feldman LLP, where she was a Partner.
Ms. Choi counsels secured and unsecured creditors involving all facets of corporate bankruptcy and has extensive bankruptcy litigation and appellate experience. For more than a decade, she has successfully advocated on behalf of numerous Counties and governmental entities throughout the State of California concerning various bankruptcy issues, including complex tax disputes. She also has significant experience advising lenders, real estate funds, commercial landlords, corporate franchisors, and trade creditors concerning their contractual, leasing and franchise rights in bankruptcy.
At Rimon, Ms. Choi joins an experienced Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group that includes Rimon partners Richard Ernest, John Hanley, Suzanne L’Hernault, Paul Jasper, Patrick Maschio, Douglas Schneller, Lillian Stenfeldt, Phillip Wang, and Juan Zuniga. Richard Ernest joined the team’s Dubai office earlier this year. The team advises a wide range of clients, from large multinational corporations to insiders of small businesses and across industries, including technology, financial institutions, real estate, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, structured finance, law firms, and other professional corporations.
"As the world's economy continues to deal with the effects of the global COVID pandemic, bankruptcy and creditors' rights attorneys are critical players in helping companies navigate this unprecedented landscape. Jacquelyn has a fantastic track record of success in helping companies overcome the challenges and fallout of bankruptcy filings. Her deep experience representing counties and municipalities in these matters further strengthens our bench. We expect her experience to prove to be invaluable to our clients," said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO of Rimon. “We hope to bring many more talented lawyers like Jacquelyn to our team.”
“During my initial meeting with Mr. Moradzadeh, one of the very first questions he asked me was, 'what do you need from us to make sure your practice is successful?' After a long embarrassing pause, I realized that it was the very first time that a law firm had ever posed that question and I was happy to get a glimpse into the firm’s positive culture,” said Ms. Choi. “I joined Rimon based on its elite team of experienced lawyers and the firm’s cutting-edge technology allowing for flexibility to improve productivity and increase attorney satisfaction and efficiency. I was impressed with Rimon’s unique business model which incentivizes attorneys to collaborate with one another on matters across all practice groups to ensure that our clients receive excellent counseling in a cost-efficient manner. During these unprecedented times, many law firms are being forced to evolve and reinvent their workspace to align with today’s widespread challenges. Rimon has spearheaded the legal industry by embracing more progressive ways to practice law and I’m excited to share this experience with my clients.”
Ms. Choi routinely lectures on behalf of California Counties with regard to current developments in bankruptcy law and represents their interests before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning issues of first impression. Ms. Choi was a bankruptcy and restructuring attorney at DLA Piper during the 2008 global financial crisis where she represented chapter 11 debtors, trustees, individual creditors and creditors’ committees concerning bankruptcy, restructuring and out-of-court workouts across all industries, including the restaurant, retail and the real estate space.
Mrs. Choi earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. from California State University, Northridge.
Rimon has 32 offices across four continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation and has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.