"Cooley recently named Cullen Speckhart the chair of the firm's restructuring practice, making her one of the few women leading bankruptcy practices in Big Law. Speckhart, 39, who joined Cooley in 2019, will guide the group as it represents corporate debtors and creditors across a variety of industries. In the past year alone, Speckhart has been heavily involved in major Chapter 11 cases, including those of Ann Taylor's parent company, pharmaceutical maker Mallinckrodt Plc and department store Lord & Taylor. She also sits on Cooley's Women's Initiative Committee and leads a task force that provides leadership training to the firm's female lawyers."

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