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Christopher M. Samis and L. Katherine Good Join WTP's Wilmington Office

Date: November 21, 2014

Wilmington – Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Samis and L. Katherine Good have joined the firm's Business Reorganizations and Bankruptcy practice in Wilmington. They come to the firm from Richards, Layton & Finger's bankruptcy practice. Together, they have 15 years of experience representing debtors, committees, lenders, purchasers, and significant creditors before the Delaware bankruptcy courts in sole and co-counsel roles in some of the largest bankruptcy cases ever filed, working in one of the most respected bankruptcy groups in Wilmington. 

Martin T. Fletcher, the firm's Managing Partner, said, “Chris and Katie bring with them great skills and experience, allowing us to continue to grow our Wilmington office. In particular, Katie's Chapter 15 international bankruptcy expertise will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Chris Samis said, “We are delighted to be joining Whiteford Taylor & Preston.  The Whiteford team is comprised of responsive, dynamic and capable attorneys that have exhibited the ability to rise to any challenge time and time again.  The team, along with Whiteford's progressive model and emphasis on efficient, unmatched client service will allow me to serve my existing clients better than ever before, while at the same time allowing my practice to grow and flourish.”

Mr. Samis, who joins the firm as a partner, graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2005 and is admitted in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2013, and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. His practice is focused on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and other insolvency-related matters. He represents both debtors and creditors in chapter 11 and chapter 7 cases.

Ms. Good, who joins the firm as counsel, received her law degree from Emory University School of Law in 2006, where she served as the executive notes and comments editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Development Journal.  She is admitted in both Delaware and Pennsylvania, and focuses her practice on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring.  Most recently, she was recognized by Chambers USA this year as part of Richards, Layton's top-band rating for bankruptcy and was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2014.


The 160 attorneys at the 85-year old Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to helping our clients protect and grow their businesses through strategic legal counsel.  We serve our clients in the region, across the nation and around the globe from our base of eleven offices in Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, Kentucky, Washington, DC, and Virginia.