California attorney Suzzanne Uhland brings over 20 years of legal experience to her role as a partner with the Newport Beach and San Francisco offices of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. After completing an MA at Stanford University, Uhland went on to pursue a law degree at Yale University. During her studies, she also served as co-editor in chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Suzzanne Uhland received her juris doctor from Yale in 1988.
At O’Melveny & Myers, Uhland focuses on restructuring and Chapter 11 reorganizations. In addition to serving as chair of the firm’s Restructuring Practice, she represents parties in Chapter 11 reorganizations, bankruptcy sales, and distress transactions. She works closely with the firm’s litigation and transactions attorneys on a variety of bankruptcy and insolvency cases. She also provides advice on matters concerning bankruptcy compliance. Beyond her focus on restructuring, Uhland’s areas of concentration include municipal and international financings, technology, and real estate.
Clients represented by Suzzanne Uhland range from financial institutions to intellectual property licensees. Recently, Uhland represented the photovoltaic cell manufacturing company Suntech Power Holdings Inc. on a Chapter 15 bankruptcy petition. Uhland served as the lead counsel in the case, which resulted in a landmark decision concerning the eligibility of foreign companies to avail themselves of the U.S. bankruptcy system, and which re-established the primacy of U.S. courts in international restructurings.
Suzzanne Uhland has been named one of the Best Lawyers in Orange County by Orange Coast Magazine and has appeared in the peer-review publication The Best Lawyers in America. Since 2008, her restructuring work has been recognized annually by Chambers and Partners USA. Articles by Uhland have appeared in Financier Worldwide, Law 360, and Capital Shanghai. In addition, she has spoken at a number of conferences and meetings, including the California Bankruptcy Forum and the Financial Lawyers Conference.