Professor Sally M. Henry

Sally M. Henry Associate Professor of Law
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Sally McDonald Henry is an associate professor of law who specializes in commercial law, bankruptcy, and related litigation. Before coming to Texas Tech, she practiced law for almost thirty years, first as an associate and then as a partner in the corporate restructuring department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a worldwide corporate law firm.

Her practice included serving as counsel for a number of debtors and creditors in high-profile cases throughout the United States. She has served as counsel to the debtor-in-possession or trustee in oil trading cases, retail reorganization cases, real estate development cases, and commodity trading cases, among others. She also has represented secured and unsecured creditors and distressed asst-purchasers in numerous high-stakes matters.

In 2003, she won an award from the Legal Aid Society of New York for her outstanding pro bono work. She is the co-author of Ordin on Contesting Confirmation, the editor of the annual Portable Bankruptcy Code published by the American Bar Association, and other books and articles on restructuring. Moreover, she has lectured on debtor-creditor issues throughout the world.

She is a graduate of Duke University and of the New York University School of Law, where she won a number of awards for her scholarship. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as a number of the federal courts of appeal. Among other awards recognizing her skills as a practitioner, she has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America.


Commercial Law