Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston, TX
Evelyn H. Biery has practiced law for 35 years and concentrates on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, reorganization and insolvency matters. For twenty years she served as head of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Department of Fulbright. Recognized as an international authority on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights matters, especially piercing and preserving the corporate veil, Evelyn has represented creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors and liquidators in nationally and internationally significant reorganization cases. She has represented parties in interest in some of the largest bankruptcy matters in the United States. At the trial court level and also the appellate level, Evelyn has successfully litigated complex cases involving asset purchases and sales, plan confirmation and enforcement, core and related matter jurisdiction, res judicata and collateral estoppel, removal and remand, assumption and rejection of executory contracts, and preservation and avoidance of mineral interests. In recent years she has assisted secured creditors, and unsecured creditors in the General Motors, Chrysler, Calpine, Mirant, and Enron cases, and the official committees of unsecured creditors in the ASARCO LLC case and the EOTT Energy Partners case. She also represents major energy, banking, computer, utility, trucking, housing, hotel, insurance, manufacturing, farming, ranching, and land development companies in reorganization and liquidation cases throughout the world.