Katherine Fix

Katherine M. Fix

Counsel

Katherine M. Fix

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Katherine M. Fix is counsel in the firm’s litigation department with the Bankruptcy + Reorganizations and Business Litigation Groups. 

    Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

    Katherine concentrates her practice on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters. This encompasses representations of companies and creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations, including special situations that require both transactional and litigation proficiency. Her experience includes both debtor and creditor representations of committees, corporate entities, and individuals across a variety of industries, including the energy, maritime, retail, and manufacturing industries. Katherine has particular familiarity representing clients in contested matters and adversary proceedings.

    Business Litigation

    Katherine has a broad range of experience handling litigation matters in federal courts, including preferential and fraudulent transfers, declaratory judgments and injunctive relief, and breach of fiduciary duty actions. 

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Co-counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants in the jointly administered Chapter 11 proceedings of In re Aldrich Pump LLC and In re Murray Boiler Pump LLC

      • Co-counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants in In re DBMP LLC and its Chapter 11 proceedings

      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants in In re Bestwall LLC in its Chapter 11 proceedings

      • Counsel to the Tort Claimants Committee In re Imerys talc America, Inc.

         

      • Counsel to O.W. Bunker USA Inc. Liquidating Trust in various post confirmation maritime litigation and related appellate proceedings

      • Counseled asbestos personal injury claimants in developing pre-packaged bankruptcy In re Maremont Corp.*

      • Represented creditor in In re Toys “R” Us, Inc. in connection with its pre-petition and post-petition administrative claims*

      • Counsel to purchaser of certain distribution facilities pursuant to an asset sale in In re Toys “R” Us, Inc.*

      • Counsel to maritime debtor in O.W. Bunker in its Chapter 11 proceedings*

      • Co-Counsel and Special Counsel to the “E-Side” Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Energy Future Holdings, Inc. in its Chapter 11 proceedings*

      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants in In re Specialty Products Holding Corp. in its Chapter 11 proceedings*

      • *Attorney Fix was counsel in these representative transactions prior to joining Robinson+Cole.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bankruptcy Institute
      Member (2014 - present)

      American Bar Association
      Member (2019 - present)

      Pennsylvania Bar Association
      Member (2013 - present)

      Philadelphia Bar Association
      Member (2011 - 2021)

      Turnaround Management Association
      Network of Women (NOW) Committee, Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter (2019 - present)
      Member
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected as a Rising Star in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2020 and 2021.

      Winning Deal Team for Chapter 11 O.W. Bunker Debtors, “Restructuring Deal of the Year”, 9th Annual M&A Advisor International Awards, 2017

      Winning Deal Team for Chapter 11 O.W. Bunker Debtors, “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $500MM to $1B)”, 11th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2017

      Winning Deal Team for Chapter 11 O.W. Bunker Debtors, “Energy Deal of the Year (Over $500MM to $1B)”, 11th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2017

      Winning Deal Team for Chapter 11 O.W. Bunker Debtors, “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $100MM)”, 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, 2016

      Winning Deal Team for Restructuring of Specialty Products Holding Corp., “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $500MM to $1B)”, 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2016
       

      Robinson+Cole Mentor of the Year Award Recipient, 2021

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Villanova University
      Founding Board Member of NovUS, Charles Widger School of Law Alumni Association (2014 - 2017)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Does Federal Common Law Define a Business Trust’s Eligibility for Chapter 11?" co-authored with Ryan M. Messina, published in the October 2021 edition of the ABI Journal

      "Global Practitioners Beware: U.S. Code’s Avoidance Provisions Might Have International Reach," co-authored with Patrick M. Birney, selected by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) for inclusion in the “Best of ABI 2019: The Year in Business Bankruptcy,” an annual compendium of the best ABI Journal and conference seminar articles. (3/26/2020)
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      "Global Practitioners Beware: U.S. Code’s Avoidance Provisions Might Have International Reach," co-authored with Patrick M. Birney, published in the July 2019 edition of the ABI Journal. (7/1/2019)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • October 11, 2021

        Katherine Fix and Ryan Messina Author Article on Business Trusts’ Eligibility for Chapter 11 Published in ABI Journal

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      • July 30, 2021

        Robinson+Cole Presents Annual Awards for Outstanding Contributions

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      • March 26, 2020

        Patrick Birney and Katherine Fix Author Article Included in "Best of ABI 2019: The Year in Business Bankruptcy"

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 14, 2021

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • November 18, 2020

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

      • October 15, 2020

        47 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in Super Lawyers®

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      • January 22, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Adds National Bankruptcy Team in New York, Philadelphia and Wilmington

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