Karen Giannelli, chair of the Financial Restructuring & Creditor's Rights Department at Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., recently was elected president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (NJTMA). The Turnaround Management Association, which has its national base in Chicago, is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management.
Ms. Giannelli has written extensively on debtor-creditor issues and secured transactions and has lectured at educational programs sponsored by the American College of Bankruptcy, the American Bankruptcy Institute, Practising Law Institute, Turnaround Management Association, Law Education Institute, Aspen Law & Business Seminars, Prentice Hall Law & Business Seminars, New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey Law Journal, among others.
Ms. Giannelli has represented each of the significant constituencies in insolvency proceedings, including debtors-in-possession, trustees and secured and unsecured creditors.
Ms. Giannelli is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and is listed in The Best Lawyers in Americafor Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights, among the New Jersey Super Lawyersfor Creditor's Rights and the top 50 women attorneys in the state. She was also named in the 2006 U.S. edition of Who's Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring .
Gibbons kicked off the holiday season with the launch of its Fourth Annual Secret Santa Program, The Great Read - 2005. Utilizing education as a "fun and festive" experience for the holidays, the firm's program focused on providing books to 320 students and the library at TEAM Academy, one of Newark, NJ's top charter schools.
TEAM Academy students, grades 5-8, were asked by faculty members to submit a wish list of books they would like to read. Gibbons attorneys and staff members acted as Secret Santas and provided books from each student's wish list. The firm also provided a backpack and T-shirt for each student. In addition to the individual gifts for students, firm attorneys and staff members also made book donations to TEAM Academy's new library.