June 14, 2018
Kelly DiBlasi has been recognized as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, as part of the publication’s annual Professional Excellence Awards. She is among a select group identified as New York’s most promising attorneys under 40 who have excelled both in their practice areas and in service to the community.
A partner in Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department, Ms. DiBlasi’s practice focuses on debtors, creditors and equity interest holders in all areas of domestic and international restructurings and crisis management, both in and out of court. She recently advised global helicopter services company CHC Group in its complex chapter 11 reorganization and Ambac Assurance Corporation in the state court rehabilitation of its Segregated Account portfolio. Ms. DiBlasi is also representing National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation in connection with the Title III cases of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The award reflects not only Ms. DiBlasi’s restructuring expertise but also her leadership in the legal community and her commitment to pro bono service. She has long served as general counsel to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to families of first responders who die in the line of duty.
Ms. DiBlasi, along with the other winners, will be profiled in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and honored at the New York Legal Awards on October 10.