Otterbourg’s Melanie Cyganowski Named One of Nation’s 75 “Outstanding Women Lawyers”

April 20, 2015

NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 – Otterbourg P.C. is pleased to announce that member of the firm Melanie Cyganowski has been honored as one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers” by the National Law Journal. The publication recognized 75 women lawyers from throughout the country for, among other things, leadership, performance in significant cases, development of successful practices and efforts to improve diversity in the profession.

“We are proud that Melanie has received this well-deserved recognition,” said Daniel Wallen, Otterbourg’s chairman. “She provides strong leadership within the firm and exceptional guidance to our clients, and we have long known that she is one of the best lawyers in the country.”

Ms. Cyganowski chairs the Insolvency Litigation Services, ADR and Fiduciary Appointments practice area at Otterbourg.  She serves as a commercial and bankruptcy law litigator, mediator, arbitrator and expert witness.  She also serves as a fiduciary (examiner, trustee, receiver, referee, monitor or special master) in bankruptcy and civil litigation. She was a federal bankruptcy judge for 14 years and served as the U.S. Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York from 2005 to 2007.

The National Law Journal stated that, in compiling the list, that was released April 15, it sorted through hundreds of nominations and chose winners who “represent excellence in private practice, corporate counsel work, public interest representation, legal education and the judiciary.”

About Otterbourg P.C. 

Otterbourg P.C. offers clients a unique combination of legal insight and practical solutions and is known for its integrity, stability and business knowledge.  The firm regularly represents clients in matters of national and international scope, including institutional lenders and creditors such as banks, asset-based lenders, hedge funds and private equity firms.  The firm’s practice includes domestic and cross-border financings, litigation and alternative dispute resolutions, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, and trusts and estates.