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Cara C. Murray
- Recognized as one of “20 in their Twenties” by the Daily Record, 2012
- Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, 2015
Memberships & Activities
- Member: Maryland State Bar Association
- Member: American Bankruptcy Institute; VOLO editor for D.C., Third and Fourth Circuits
- Member: Baltimore City Bar Association
- Member: Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
- Member: American Bar Association, Women In the Profession Committee; Young Lawyers Division
- Former President: UVA Club of Maryland - University of Virginia Alumni Association for Maryland
- Member: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Board Member: Chesapeake Baysavers
- Associate Trustee: Board of Trustees for Notre Dame Preparatory School
Business Reorganization & Bankruptcy
Ms. Murray focuses her practice on all aspects of bankruptcy law and business reorganizations.Chapter 11 Reorganizations
- Representation of chapter 11 debtors in pre-bankruptcy planning, bankruptcy filings, formulation of plans of reorganization/liquidation and proceedings involving defense of preferential and fraudulent transfers, executory contracts, asset sales and claim objections
- Counsel to F.T. Silfies, Inc. and Price Trucking, Inc., Case No. 09-15049 (D.Md.), regionally-based trucking companies specializing in bulk transportation of cement and lime, in its reorganization effort (plan of reorganization confirmed on November 20, 2009)
- Debtor's Reorganization Counsel to Long Rap, Inc., Case No. 09-00913 (D.D.C.), a national clothing retailer based in Washington, D.C., in its pending chapter 11 proceeding
Director & Officer Corporate Governance
- Counsel to manager and members of Lynx Chemical Group LLC in defense of corporate governance suit in Atlanta, Georgia
- Counsel to Liquidating Trustee in investigation and pursuit of claims against officers and members of In re Shapes/Arch LCC, an aluminum extrusion industrial company, and its affiliates in New Jersey
Special Counsel Litigation
- Special litigation counsel to H. Jason Gold, Chapter 11 trustee for Vijay K. Taneja and related cases pursuing avoidance claims
- Obtained dismissal with prejudice for insurance company in auto tort litigation
- Obtained summary judgment for homeowners' association and its individual board members on all 15 counts of a complaint brought by homeowner in case involving riparian rights, land use and defamation
Co-Author: “The ABC’s of D&O Claims for Trustees” Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Vol. 23, Issue 3 (Fall 2013)
Co-Author: "The Missing Piece of Accountability: Agency Liability for Corporate Officers" ABI Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, February 2012.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that equitable relief in the form of non-debtor release provisions in a reorganization plan is permissible in certain circumstances; however, in confirming the plan at issue the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia failed to make sufficient findings of fact in support of its conclusion that the case warranted such equitable relief.
Fifty-One Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland; Two in Maryland Listed in "Top 100"
On June 27, 2012, Cara Murray was recognized as one of “20 in their Twenties” by the Daily Record.
The event was held on a lovely summer evening in the Sculpture Garden at the Baltimore Museum of Art, as colleagues and family of the twenty honorees enjoyed Gertrude’s canapés, sangria and cava.
Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of the Daily Record, commented that the event “honors remarkable young people and their accomplishments, and celebrates the best and brightest under 30…”
On November 19, 2009, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Alquist confirmed the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for F.T. Silfies and Price Trucking. The companies sought bankruptcy protection in March of this year, and Judge Alquist commended the WTP team that represented the companies for efficiency and expertise in quarterbacking a "model" Chapter 11 case from wire to wire.