HMB Welcomes Lauren L. Stricker and Dante Wen to its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Practice


HMB is pleased to welcome Lauren L. Stricker and Dante (Dan) Wen to its growing Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights practice.

Lauren L. Stricker joins HMB as a Partner.

Lauren focuses her practice on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, financial fraud and recovery matters and has significant experience helping companies, business owners and financial institutions in complex bankruptcy, financial recovery and commercial litigation matters. She represents secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, trustees and examiners, adversary defendants, equity holders and other significant stakeholders.

Prior to HMB, Lauren was a Partner at an AM Law 200 firm in their Chambers-ranked bankruptcy and commercial litigation practices. She has consistently been recognized by her peers and rating services as a top business, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy attorney. Lauren has been rated Judicial and Peer AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell (highest possible rating). She is listed by Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Super Lawyers lists her as a Rising Star in Business Bankruptcy. Read Lauren’s full bio here.

“Lauren is well-known nationally in the bankruptcy community and we’re thrilled to welcome her to HMB. The breadth of her financial and legal experience will be greatly valued by the firm’s wide range of corporate and bankruptcy clients,” said Aaron L. Hammer, Chair of HMB’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights group

Dan Wen joins HMB as an Associate.

Dan focuses his practice on commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. He represents, creditors and bankruptcy committees in insolvency, restructuring and recovery.

Prior to joining HMB, Den served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Schmetterer of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. As a judicial clerk, Dan prepared memoranda for the court on complex and novel litigation and bankruptcy issues in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases.

About HMB

HMB attorneys serve as trusted business and legal advisers to middle market businesses, Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs throughout the United States. HMB’s Bankruptcy Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights practice is comprised of leading attorneys providing legal services in complex chapter 11 cases, creditors’ rights issues and all situations involving the financial distress of clients or their customers. HMB’s attorneys have been recognized by Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business and Turnaround & Workouts; and quoted by The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, as leaders in the field.

Last year, HMB was recognized by the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Chicago/Midwest Chapter with its Small Business Turnaround of the Year for its representation of RED South Beach.  In 2014, one of HMB’s attorneys received the TMA Global’s Large Transaction of the Year for his work as counsel to the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the highly publicized bankruptcy cases, In re AgFeed USAet al. (Bankr. D. Del.).

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