Erin Malone-Smolla to Participate in National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges' 2023 Next Generation Program

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Bradley is pleased to announce that Nashville associate Erin Malone-Smolla has been accepted into the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ (NCBJ) 2023 Next Generation (NextGen) program.

The 14th annual NextGen program will host up to 50 up-and-coming bankruptcy practitioners for a series of events during the NCBJ’s Annual Meeting from October 11-14, 2023, in Austin, Texas. Participants were nominated by law firms, government agencies and bankruptcy judges and were verified to meet the requirements, including 10 or fewer years in practice, a practice focused on bankruptcy law, and a demonstrated commitment to principles of civility, ethics and professionalism, as well as to professional activities that benefit the public, members of the bar and the court system.

Ms. Malone-Smolla is a member of Bradley’s Litigation and Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice groups and regularly represents clients in bankruptcy, complex business litigation, commercial litigation, judgment enforcement and execution matters. She also works with mortgage companies and financial services clients with compliance matters, risk management, regulatory compliance, and operational implementation of legal guidelines, which includes assisting with large-scale remediation projects and advising on best practices within clients’ bankruptcy departments.

In 2020, Ms. Malone-Smolla was recognized among the Tennessee Supreme Court’s “Attorneys for Justice” for her pro bono work. Prior to joining Bradley, she was a judicial clerk for the Hon. Sherry R. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Ms. Malone-Smolla received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. She also earned a Master of Education from Lipscomb University and a B.A. from Duke University and served as a Teach for America corps member before attending law school.