Deborah Buell was a litigation partner with a practice that centered on financial issues, primarily bankruptcy-related litigation, securities cases and merger and acquisition disputes from January 1990 to January 2012.

She acted as principal litigation counsel in all areas of bankruptcy litigation, including plan litigation and preference and fraudulent conveyance actions. Deborah played a key role in a variety of Chapter 11 matters, including representation of debtors Nortel Networks, Inc., Covanta Energy Corporation and Bridge Information Systems, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtors and of Cadillac Fairview, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the U.S.-Canadian cross-border restructuring of those companies. Deborah also represented multiple targets and acquirers in merger and acquisition-related litigation.

As senior counsel, Deborah now focuses on pro bono matters related to innovation in the criminal justice system and women’s issues. She also participates in associate development and mentoring initiatives in the litigation group.

Deborah joined the firm in 1984. She is a member of the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders and is a past chair of the Committee on Women in the Profession of the Bar Association of the City of New York