TAMPA, FL — Shumaker lawyer Elizabeth R. Brusa is one of 40 participants nationwide who will participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ (NCBJ) 2023 Next Generation (NextGen) program.
The program hosts up-and-coming bankruptcy practitioners from across the country who have demonstrated legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law; displayed a serious commitment to principles of civility, ethics, and professionalism; and demonstrated commitment to the continued educational development of bankruptcy professionals and to professional activities that will benefit the public, members of the bar, and the court system.
“This is a well-deserved opportunity for Elizabeth. She has an unwavering commitment to the legal profession, provides excellent legal advice, and is keenly aware of the needs and expectations of her clients in their bankruptcy matters,” said Kent Ihrig, Shumaker Partner and Finance, Banking, Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Regional Service Line Leader.
As an associate in Shumaker’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Service Line, clients seek out Elizabeth’s counsel as a detail-oriented, highly responsive, creative, and effective litigator. Elizabeth zealously represents her clients’ interests in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11, and Subchapter V bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings. She also represents lenders, mortgage servicers, and other financial services clients in all stages of state and federal court litigation.
Elizabeth began her legal career with the United States Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program, where she prosecuted bankruptcy fraud and abuse in civil cases. She has extensive experience representing clients in various bankruptcy matters, including preparing proofs of claim, attending Section 341 meetings, and litigating issues related to use of cash collateral, adequate protection, lifting the automatic stay, Section 363 sales, and plan confirmation. Additionally, Elizabeth represents clients in defending against allegations of stay, plan, and discharge injunction violations in bankruptcy and state courts.
“The opportunity to participate in the NCBJ NextGen program is such a prestigious honor. I am grateful for the opportunity to network with and learn alongside other very talented attorneys,” said Elizabeth.
The NextGen program will take place during NCBJ’s Annual Meeting, which will be held October 11-14 in Austin, Texas.