Gerrick Warrington


Gerrick Warrington represents banks, private lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, financial institutions, and other parties in federal and state court. Mr. Warrington specializes in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, financial restructurings, and bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Warrington has experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, debtors-in-possession, and other parties in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including § 363 sales, cash collateral matters, DIP financings, relief from stay matters, defending and prosecuting adversary proceedings, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, claim objections, and various other matters including appeals.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Warrington served as a law clerk to the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, a bankruptcy judge in the Central District of California. During law school, Mr. Warrington was the Editor-in-Chief of the law review.


Bankruptcy and Business Reorganizations

Creditors' Rights and Commercial Litigation


DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts, 2009, top 1%

Whittier Law School, Juris Doctor, 2013, cum laude


State Bar of California, 2013

United States District Court, Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California


Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (Co-Chair of DAP/Pro Bono Committee; Member of Board of Directors)

American Bankruptcy Institute

Financial Lawyers Conference


Moderator, Subchapter V Two Years After Enactment: Perspectives from the Bench and a Subchapter V Trustee, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Producer, Parting Waves: Consensus Building in Bankruptcy, Young Insolvency Professionals Program at California Bankruptcy Forum Insolvency Law Conference

Program Chair, How to Make Your Appeal More Appealing, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Presenter, California’s One Action Rule, One-Hour MCLE Presentation

Panelist, Meet the Law Clerks, CDCBAA, Southwestern Law School

Panelist, Judicial Clerkship Panel, Whittier Law School


Does The Section 1111(b) Election Mean Different Things in Subchapter V Than in Traditional Chapter 11 Cases?, Frandzel Blog

Update: California Supreme Court Affirms Black Sky Capital v. Cobb, Frandzel Blog

Oversecured Creditor Not Prevailing Party – What Law Governs Fees?, Frandzel Blog

California Supreme Court Grants Review of Black Sky Capital v. Cobb, Frandzel Blog

Cramming Down Restrictive Covenants, Quarterly Prophets

Estate Property May Not Be Distributed Contrary to Absolute Priority, Absent Consent, Quarterly Prophets

Factor Prevails Over PACA Beneficiaries-A Missed Opportunity?, Quarterly Prophets

Stern v. Marshall: Power, Politics, and Prestige, 33 Whittier L. Rev. 711


American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Student Award Nominee (Ninth Circuit)

Editor-in-Chief, Whittier Law Review

Dean’s List and Honor Roll

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

Eugene S. Mills Scholarship

Children’s Rights Scholarship


Represented commercial bank in chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving sale of a toy company, which sale received honorable mention for the Asset Sale of the Year Award by the Asset Sales Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Defended commercial bank in a lawsuit brought by an individual alleging fraud and conversion, resulting in dismissal of bank from lawsuit, which defensive verdict was recognized in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s list of top Verdicts & Settlements.

Represented secured creditor in bankruptcy court, resulting in favorable ruling that the creditor’s liens were not subject to attack by competing lienholder.

Prevailed at evidentiary hearing for contested motion for relief from the automatic stay, resulting in commercial bank being able to foreclose on debtor’s property.

Obtained favorable ruling in bankruptcy court litigation, allowing judgment creditor to perfect judgment liens against non-debtor’s interests in property co-owned with bankrupt debtor.


Chair, Rules & Forms Subcommittee, Small Business Reorganization Task Force for United States Bankruptcy Court for Central District of California

Volunteer, Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project

Advisor, Duberstein Moot Court Competition Team, St. John’s University

Fellow, Center for Children and Families, Costa Mesa, CA

Volunteer Chess Instructor, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, Chicago, IL

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