Ashby & Geddes, P.A. is pleased to announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has appointed Karen B. Owens, a member of the firm since 2014, as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware.
“Karen is among the most talented attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with over the course of my career. Karen embodies intellect, integrity, dedication to craft and professionalism, and she will strengthen a deep and respected bench,“ said Bill Bowden, managing partner of Ashby & Geddes. “We will greatly miss her legal acumen and professionalism, but we will miss her more as a friend and trusted colleague. We congratulate her on this tremendous accomplishment, and we have no doubt that she will be an outstanding bankruptcy judge.”
For the entirety of her career, Ms. Owens has focused her practice in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring, where she regularly represented debtors and creditors in numerous large and complex chapter 11 cases. Among others, Ms. Owens represented lenders, bondholders, indenture trustees, and various estate professionals, including creditor and equity committees, examiners and future claims representatives, both in Delaware and other jurisdictions.
Ms. Owens is a graduate of Penn State University and American University, Washington College of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, and served as the Associate Managing Editor of the American University Law Review.
Ms. Owens officially will assume her duties on June 17, 2019 in a private ceremony. Once sworn, Ms. Owens will serve a fourteen year term.