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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 her clients’ needs, Shanti Katona works with debtors and creditors in all capacities, including handling numerous adversary actions. Her litigation experience includes everything from fraudulent transfer and preference litigation to prosecuting breaches of fiduciary duty. Shanti handles her cases by evaluating the claims and formulating cost-effective litigation strategies, specific to each matter and client.

Shanti 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 can assist in all matters pending in Delaware, including serving as Delaware counsel for referring counsel, conflicts counsel, and claims administration counsel.

  • 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., et al., the seventh largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy case ever filed.
  • 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).
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Affirmative Insurance Holdings Company in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Chapter 11 counsel to regional excavation company.
  • Special litigation counsel to Chapter 7 trustee of rural wireless provider.
  • Special litigation counsel to racino, a racing casino, in Chapter 11.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Creditors’ Committee appointed in Chapter 11 case of major automobile company.
  • Counsel to liquidating trustee for a bankrupt destination vacation club.
Publications & Presentations
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
Publications & Presentations
Judgment Enforcement in Delaware
Lorman Education Services, Claymont, Delaware
August 19, 2014
Publications & Presentations
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
Publications & Presentations
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
Publications & Presentations
Internet-Based Social Network Lending
Co-Author with Kenneth H. Suelthaus
March 2008
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