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Joanne Wu-White

t: 704.342.5274 f: 704.342.5264

Joanne focuses her practice on financial services clients with an emphasis on creditors' rights and bankruptcy proceedings.

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As a member of the firm’s financial services group, she assists clients with a wide range of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. She has experience representing banks, financial institutions, and corporate entities in restructuring and corporate bankruptcy matters.

She has also represented debtors in complex Chapter 11 proceedings.

Areas of Focus

+Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

  • Serving as outside general counsel for regional bank in connection with the institution’s nationwide portfolio of SBA loans in asset resolution
  • Representation of creditors in a variety of debt collection matters
  • Represented administrative agent in the restructuring of $500 million credit facility for customer management outsourcing company
  • Represented restaurant franchisee group in chapter 11 proceeding in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, including performing legal research for and drafting first day motions and various key pleadings
  • Represented a continuing care retirement community in complex chapter 11 proceeding in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, including drafting various key pleadings
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University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, 2019

North Carolina State University, BA magna cum laude, 2014

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized on The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law) 2023-2024; (Litigation-Bankruptcy) 2024

Joanne Wu, Investors’ Trash, Taxpayers’ Treasure: The Banco Popular Wipeout and Contingent Convertible Bonds, 22 N.C. Banking Inst. 405 (2018)

+Professional & Community Activities

Vice President of Communications, Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Member, Western District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Diversity Committee

Member, Young Professionals Committee, Secured Finance Network (Charlotte Chapter)

Member, Women Lawyers of Charlotte

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

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