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
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
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
HONORS & AWARDS
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