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Commercial Bankruptcy Associate

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Winston Salem, NC, United States

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Posted on
Jan 25, 2024


Our Bankruptcy Team is searching for an associate with at least three years of bankruptcy experience, excellent academic credentials and outstanding communication skills.

Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC is a business law firm focused on bankruptcy, commercial transactions, healthcare, commercial real estate, litigation and mediation. Through our highly experienced attorneys, we serve clients with efficiency and expertise. Our firm employs a different approach – one that is client-centric and encourages a collaborative team culture that is multidisciplinary. We focus on offering solutions to our clients, which involves selecting the right attorneys in our firm to guide their specific business and legal needs. We offer a unique blend of sophisticated work within a collegial, team-oriented environment, without the bureaucracy and layers associated with larger firms. We value our work environment, those with whom we work and the communities in which we work.

Organization Type:  Law Firm (25-30 employees)
Location:  Raleigh, NC or Winston-Salem, NC
Job Title:  Commercial Bankruptcy Associate
Position Type:  Full-Time
Positions Available:  1
Minimum Experience:  3 years
Practice Area:  Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy/Litigation
Compensation:  $120,000 - $160,000/year commensurate with experience; generous benefits
Reports To:  Partners
Job Summary:  The candidate should have at least three years of corporate bankruptcy experience, excellent academic credentials and strong communication skills. Must be admitted to practice in North Carolina or willing to obtain admission.


  • Minimum of three years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school, with preferred emphasis in bankruptcy or litigation.
  • The candidate must be admitted to practice in North Carolina or willing to obtain admission.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent legal research, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Ability to work independently and make executive decisions
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks successfully in an autonomous fashion
  • Team player, committed to working with colleagues and clients
  • Bankruptcy Court or federal District Court clerkship is a plus


Essential Functions:

  • Contribute to the firm’s representation of debtors and creditors in all areas of corporate restructurings, workouts, distressed asset and debt acquisitions, and insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings including Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 12 cases; adversary proceeding plaintiffs and defendants; creditors’ committees; individual creditors; trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases; and receivers
  • Handle all aspects of discovery from start to finish
  • Draft and file pleadings and briefs
  • Review and interpret developments at the state and national level regarding bankruptcies and research law and regulations
  • Assist in the firm’s mass tort bankruptcy team, including litigation
  • Assist partners in researching and drafting materials for manuscripts and presentations
  • Perform other job-related duties, legal functions, and special projects as assigned by the partners, as needed, to optimize the ongoing business operations of the firm
  • Delegate to paralegals and other support staff


It is the policy of Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC to administer all employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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