Maja Zerjal represents clients in distressed situations, corporate reorganizations, distressed investment litigation, and insolvency proceedings in the United States and across the globe.

Recognized by Law360 (2020), Super Lawyers (2020) and The Legal 500 (2019) as a "Rising Star," Ms. Zerjal has been involved in some of the largest reorganization cases in the United States, including the restructuring of Puerto Rico's outstanding debt load of more than $74 billion. She has represented clients in a number of high-profile restructurings, including Caesars Entertainment Operating Corporation, MF Global Holdings, Penn Virginia Corporation, Rotech Healthcare, SIGA Technologies, Breitburn Energy Partners, Trident Microsystems, and Phoenix Brands. Ms. Zerjal also represented B. Endeavour Shipping Co. in its Chapter 15 case and has advised clients in several cross-border matters. Her experience includes representations of private equity sponsors, debtors, foreign debtors and representatives, statutory and ad hoc committees, lenders, bondholders, trade creditors, landlords, and equity holders in bankruptcy proceedings and in-court and out-of-court restructurings.

Ms. Zerjal writes extensively on restructuring topics, including in Bloomberg Law and Debtwire. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of International Corporate Rescue, a corporate restructuring and insolvency journal, where more than 30 of her articles were published.

Ms. Zerjal maintains an active pro bono practice and has been awarded a Pro Bono Star award by Human Rights First for her work in asylum cases. She is also an active member of the Harvard Law School Association and serves on its Executive Committee and the Board of the New York City chapter.

Recognition

Law360
"Rising Star" – Bankruptcy (2020)
New York Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" – Bankruptcy (2020)
The International Insolvency Institute
NextGen Leadership Program (2020)
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Credentials

Education
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, Dean's Scholar in Corporate Reorganization, Senior Editor, Harvard Business Law Review
  • BA, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, First in Class
Admissions
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Activities
  • Treasurer, Harvard Law School Association, Executive Committee
  • Board Secretary, Harvard Law School Association of New York City
Languages
  • Slovenian
  • Italian
  • Croatian
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