Public transit and financial restructuring associate Katie Kraft will attend an upcoming leadership summit of an international women professionals’ group on behalf of its Washington, DC, network. Kraft has served as a contributing member of the DC chapter of the group since its establishment in 2011.
The International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) is a worldwide network of attorneys, investment and commercial bankers, and other insolvency and restructuring professionals. Founded in 1993 with the goal of promoting women in the insolvency profession, the organization now boasts more than 1,200 women across three continents.
Kraft has served as the DC network’s treasurer for two years. Members in the DC network include professionals from the SEC, the FDIC, U.S. Bancorp, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, and attorneys from Arent Fox, Wiley Rein, and Arnold & Porter. Kraft has helped organize three to four social events for the group each year, including a popular wine tasting event and museum outings, such as a recent visit to The Phillips Collection to tour the special exhibit “Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life.”
In late July, Kraft will represent the DC network at the 2013 IWIRC Leadership Summit, which brings together the association’s board of directors and leaders from all global networks.
As a member of Thompson Coburn's Public Transit and Financial Restructuring groups, Kraft counsels clients on issues involving transit procurement, Buy America compliance, section 13(c) labor protective arrangements, and compliance with Federal statutes and regulations applicable to state and local grantees. She also counsels debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and mortgagees in financial restructuring matters, and assists in the representation of debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.