B.A., Oswego State University; J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
Erika L. Morabito is a partner, litigator, trial attorney, and restructuring lawyer at Quinn Emanuel. Erika concentrates her practice in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, debtor reorganizations, and out-of-court restructurings.
Ms. Morabito was recently elected as a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy and she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Bankruptcy Institute. She is repeatedly recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, as well as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers for bankruptcy/restructuring. In Chambers USA, Erika was described as “super smart and very knowledgeable on debtor and creditor law” and “outstanding in her representation, very strategic, responsive and connected.” Erika is consistently praised for being “fearless in court and not afraid to stand her ground”, but also complimented for her “balanced advocacy and deal-oriented” mindset. In 2020, Lawdragon named her one of “500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers” and in 2021 she was selected by Global Law Experts as the Global Debtor and Creditor Law Expert of the Year in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Ms. Morabito represented clients in large bankruptcy proceedings including Shiloh Industries, Pier 1, Toys R Us, Sears, LeClairRyan PLLC, GST Autoleather, Brooks Brothers, and Intelsat, S.A.
Erika regularly represents chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, chapter 7 and chapter 11 Trustees, shareholders, individuals, businesses, ad hoc, and special committees, as well as Federal Court appointed Receivers. Erika also frequently advises and represents clients in creditors’ rights litigation, avoidance actions, claims disputes, out-of-court restructurings, and the purchase and sale of assets under the Bankruptcy Code. She also has extensive experience representing individuals, officers and directors, businesses, financial institutions, corporations, partnerships, and other entities involved in commercial transactions, large bankruptcy, and litigation matters, including retail, airline, automotive, coal, health, fraud, and Ponzi scheme matters. Ms. Morabito’s practice includes restructuring work and complex commercial litigation cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Ms. Morabito regularly lectures for the American Bankruptcy Institute and serves on various Boards that help to provide continuing education and updates on current bankruptcy topics.