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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University-St. Louis School of Law
    • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of Missouri, 2007
    • Illinois Supreme Court, 2008
    • Delaware Supreme Court, 2009
    • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 2010
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2013
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014
Tailoring her approach to each client’s needs, Shanti Katona works with debtors and creditors in all capacities, including handling numerous adversary actions. Her litigation experience is dynamic and includes a variety of matters - from fraudulent transfer and preference litigation, to prosecuting breaches of fiduciary duty. Shanti approaches each matter by evaluating the claims and formulating cost-effective litigation strategies, specific to each matter and client. She also has experience representing financial institutions and other creditors in the enforcement and workout of commercial and real estate loans, in both federal and state courts.

Shanti also concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and patent litigation in Delaware’s state and federal Courts. She can assist in all matters pending in Delaware, including serving as Delaware counsel for referring counsel, conflicts counsel, and claims administration counsel. Shanti frequently appears before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Her experience with Delaware Courts has resulted in a deep understanding of procedures, familiarity with the district court clerk’s office and judges, and chamber rules.
Bankruptcy Matters
  • St. Louis bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors’ Committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Payless ShoeSource, LLC.
  • Special Litigation Counsel to JMO Wind Down, Inc. (f/k/a Jumio Inc.) Liquidating Trust
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors’ Committee in chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors' Committee of Energy Futures Holdings Corp. 
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors’ Committee in chapter 11 bankruptcy case Vestis Retail Group, LLC (owner of EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports), Bob’s Stores, and Sport Chalet retail chains).
  • Co-counsel to Creditors’ Committee in Santa Fe Gold in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors' Committee of publicly traded Allied Nevada Gold Corp. 
  • Special Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee of New Source Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Creditors' Committee in Chapter 11, and lead counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee, in bankruptcy case of Simplexity, LLC.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Affirmative Insurance Holdings Company in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Lead bankruptcy counsel to regional excavation company. 
  • Special litigation counsel to Chapter 7 trustee for former rural wireless provider, Open Range Communications, Inc.
  • Special litigation counsel to Indianapolis Downs, LLC.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Creditors’ Committee appointed in Chapter 11 case of Saab Cars of North America and counsel to Liquidating Trustee post-confirmation.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors Committee and Plan Administrator for Ultimate Escapes, the destination vacation club, in its Chapter 11 case.

Litigation Matters

  • Delaware counsel defending patent infringement action against publicly-traded banking software corporation in the District of Delaware. After briefing and argument, the Court entered summary judgment in favor of the client, finding all asserted claims invalid under 35 U.S.C. §101 and not infringed. The Federal Circuit affirmed.
  • Delaware trial counsel defending patent infringement action against national trucking company in the District of Delaware. The plaintiff alleged that the client's system for determining fuel taxes infringed on its patent. After a seven day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict finding no infringement. 
  • Delaware counsel in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement litigation for bendamustine hydrochloride.
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Causes of Healthcare Distress in 2014, Executive Summary
August 16, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
September 8, 2014
eAlerts Alerts
September 4, 2014
eAlerts Alerts
September 2, 2014
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Judgment Enforcement in Delaware
Lorman Education Services, Claymont, Delaware
August 19, 2014
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Young & New Practitioners: The Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 11, including Litigation Skills
9th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Hershey, Pennsylvania
August 8-10, 2013
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The Chief Restructuring Officer's Guide to Bankruptcy: Views from Leading Insolvency Professionals
American Bankruptcy Institute
Authored and edited by Christopher Ward. Also authored by Michael Tamburini, Shanti Katona and Jarrett Vine. 
April 2013
eAlerts Alerts
In an order dated September 7, 2010, Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain of the Southern District of New York dismissed, without prejudice, more than 100 adversary proceedings filed by the reorganized debtors (the “Debtors”) in the bankruptcy cases of DPH Holdings Corp. (05-44481 (RDD)) (“Delphi”) for failure to plead sufficient facts to state such claims and to comply with Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the “Federal Rules”).
October 2010
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Internet-Based Social Network Lending
BankNews
Co-Author with Kenneth H. Suelthaus
March 2008
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