Michael R. Lastowski
Firm:
Duane Morris LLP
Phone:302 657 4942
Address: Suite 1600, 222 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801

Membership: Professional Activities•Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors- Member, Board of Directors •American Board of Certification - Member, Board of Directors •ABI Certification in Business Bankruptcy, 2005-2010 •American Bar Association
University: University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania; 2000, Delaware; 2004, New York; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
Biography: Michael R. Lastowski is the managing partner of Duane Morris' Wilmington office. Mr. Lastowski practices in the areas of bankruptcy law and commercial litigation.Admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York, Mr. Lastowski is a member of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association and is the former chair of the Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also a member of the Unsecured Trade Creditor Subcommittee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. In 2014, he was appointed to the board of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).Mr. Lastowski is a 1980 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a graduate of Brown University. He speaks French.The listing of areas of practice in the foregoing profile does not represent official certification as a specialist in those areas. Experience•Duane Morris LLP - Partner, 2000-present •Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Partner, 1988-2000 - Associate, 1984-1988 •Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Associate, 1980-1984 Honors & Awards•Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016 •Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Category, 2016 •Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2010-2015 •Listed in Delaware Super Lawyers, 2012, 2014 and 2015 •AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Selected Speaking Engagements•Panelist, Alternatives to Bankruptcy, 14th Annual Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), New York, November 2, 2015 •Speaker, 22nd Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, American Bankruptcy Institute, July 9-12, 2015 •Speaker, Recent Developments in Chapter 11 Practice in Wilmington, Boston Bar Association, October 2012 • Second Lien Lenders and Intercreditor Issues, PBI Bankruptcy Forum, October 2009 • Post-Confirmation Trusts, AIRA New York Symposium, September 2008 •ABI Trial Advocacy Symposium, 2003 • Creditor's Committee Strategies, PBI Business Forum, September 2002 • Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Delaware, NBI Forum, September 2001 • Acquiring Assets Through Bankruptcy, Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Business Lawyers' Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 10, 2000, and November 28-29, 2001 Selected Publications•Contributor, Duane Morris Delaware Business Law Blog •Author, Debtors Can't Sell Undersecured Creditor's Collateral, Delaware Business Court Insider, September 23, 2015 •Author, Setoff and Recoupment in the Context of Section 503(b)(9) Claims, Delaware Business Court Insider, May 27, 2015 •Co-author, Business As Usual, Subject To Restrictions, Law 360, May 8, 2015 •Author, Treatment of Make Whole Provisions in Chapter 11 Cases, Economic Outlook The Times Have Changed of Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) Journal, 2015 •Co-author, Justice Hold Fee-Shifting Bylaw Not Per Se Invalid, Delaware Business Court Insider, May 21, 2014 •Co-author, Chancery Interprets Bankruptcy Code to Find Jurisdiction Over IP, Delaware Business Court Insider, April 16, 2014 •Co-author, Controlling Date of a Subsequent New Value Defense, Delaware Business Court Insider, March 12, 2014 •Co-author, Chancery Continues Effort to Corral Multiforum Litigation, Delaware Business Court Insider, February 25, 2014 •Co-author, Insider's Hurdles When Seeking Compensation for Services, Delaware Business Court Insider, December 25, 2013 •Co-author, Supreme Court Lifts Buyback Injunction in Activism, Delaware Business Court Insider, November 27, 2013 •Co-author, Chancery Court Limits Reach of Indemnification Provision, Delaware Business Court Insider, September 18, 2013 •Co-author, WARN Act Claims Can Be Brought by Adversary Proceeding, Delaware Business Court Insider, July 17, 2013 •Co-author, Lease Amendment Not Severable From Underlying Agreement, Delaware Business Court Insider, June 19, 2013 •Co-author, 'Make Whole' Payment Approved in School Specialty Case, Delaware Business Court Insider, May 15, 2013 •Co-author, Bankruptcy Court Upholds Post-Petition Lockup Agreement, Confirms Plan in Indianapolis Downs, Delaware Business Court Insider, February 27, 2013 •Co-author, Chancery Court, SEC to Weigh in on Public Disclosure of Corporate Political Giving, Delaware Business Court Insider, January 16, 2013 •Author, Two-Year Look-Back Period Is Not Subject to Equitable Tolling, Delaware Business Court Insider, May 2, 2012 •Author, Judge Rejects Debtor's Attempt to 'Cram Down' Secured Lender Through Artificial Impairment, Delaware Business Court Insider, April 11, 2012 •Co-author, In Rejection of Alter Ego and Other Claims, a Significant Win for Secured Lenders, Delaware Business Court Insider, August 24, 2011 •Co-author, In Key Opinions, an Answer for Answer.com, and a Greenlight for a 'Make-Whole Premium', Delaware Business Court Insider, May 4, 2011