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Mary L. Fullington

Partner

P 859-288-7424 F 859-259-0649

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

 

Mary Fullington has a diverse practice in the areas of data privacy and security, bankruptcy and litigation.  In her data privacy practice, she helps clients comply with laws and industry standards related to the protection of sensitive information vulnerable to disclosure due to human error or criminal attack, both before and after disclosure, and assists them in responding to regulators, customers, employees and others whose information may have been disclosed.  In her bankruptcy practice, she regularly represents lenders, bondholders, buyers of assets from Chapter 11 cases, lessors, liquidating trustees, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, as well as debtors, in business bankruptcy cases and in federal and state court civil litigation proceedings.

Mary L. Fullington

Location

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Representative Matters

For several years, Ms. Fullington has served as national bankruptcy counsel for a Fortune 1000 company and regularly protects its interests in bankruptcy courts across the country.

  • In re JW Resources, Inc. et al, Case No. 15-60831, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; represented the Liquidating Trustee in adversary proceedings against third parties to recover preferences.
  • Woodward vs. Bayside Capital, Inc., Adv.Proc. No. 17-06037, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, represented Liquidating Trustee is action against directors and officers of Chapter 11 debtors and companies related to such directors, for breach of fiduciary duties and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duties.
  • In re Relativity Fashion, LLC, et al, Case No. 15-11989, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, assisted client having significant on–going television production and development agreements with the debtor in order to ensure uninterrupted performance under agreements during the bankruptcy both prior to and after sale of agreements.
  • In re Ariana Energy, LLC, Case No. 14-51191, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; represented debtor in possession in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • In re James River Coal Company, Case No. 14-31848, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, represented creditor holding an overriding royalty interest in coal properties owned and sold by the debtor in its Chapter 11 case.
  • In re KSL Media, LLC, Case No. 13-15929, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, represented media supplier to debtor’s pre-petition clients in the recovery of claims against the debtor and its clients.
  • In re: Clearwater Natural Resources, LP, et al., Case No. 09-70011, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, served as Kentucky counsel to the Chapter 11 debtor in possession, and later as counsel to the Creditor’s Trust of Miller Bros. Coal Company, in the prosecution of numerous preference claims.
  • In re: Kiel Bros. Oil Company, Inc., Case No. 04-11121, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, represented creditor and bidder for chain of approximately 90 stores.
  • In re: Advanced ChemTech, Inc., Case No. 03-31381, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, represented primary secured lender in successful action to have Chapter 11 trustee appointed.
  • In re: Enron Corp., et al., Case No. 01-16034, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, successfully defended validity of multi-million dollar claim against Enron in response to its objection to claim.

Honors

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  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Lexington Litigation -  Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2009-2018
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Lexington Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Lexington Litigation-Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Regularly listed as a Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed as a Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Law in Corporate Counsel magazine’s January, 2010 Annual Guide
  • Winner of the Alfred E. Tullis Moot Court Competition, Louisiana State University Law Center, 1985
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Louisiana State University Law Center, November 14, 1987 "in recognition of intellectual, financial or leadership qualities of a very high order."

Education

1985 - J.D., Louisiana State University

1978 - B.A., Louisiana State University

Presentations

  • “Are Your Third Party Providers Putting Your Company at Risk?” 4th Annual Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Conference, February 27-28, 2018.
  • "Collection of Equine Judgments and Competing Equine Liens," 26th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, May 4, 2011
  • Regular presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Financial Institutions Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Frequent presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Corporate Counsel Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville, Kentucky and in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Frequent presented on intersection of bankruptcy law and coal regulatory law at Eastern Mineral Law Foundation conferences.

Admissions

  • Kentucky

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • International Women in Restructuring and Insolvency Confederation (IWIRC), President, Central Kentucky Chapter
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, 1985
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Louisiana State University Law Center, November 14, 1987 "in recognition of intellectual, financial or leadership qualities of a very high order."

Representative Matters

For several years, Ms. Fullington has served as national bankruptcy counsel for a Fortune 1000 company and regularly protects its interests in bankruptcy courts across the country.

  • In re JW Resources, Inc. et al, Case No. 15-60831, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; represented the Liquidating Trustee in adversary proceedings against third parties to recover preferences.
  • Woodward vs. Bayside Capital, Inc., Adv.Proc. No. 17-06037, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, represented Liquidating Trustee is action against directors and officers of Chapter 11 debtors and companies related to such directors, for breach of fiduciary duties and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duties.
  • In re Relativity Fashion, LLC, et al, Case No. 15-11989, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, assisted client having significant on–going television production and development agreements with the debtor in order to ensure uninterrupted performance under agreements during the bankruptcy both prior to and after sale of agreements.
  • In re Ariana Energy, LLC, Case No. 14-51191, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; represented debtor in possession in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • In re James River Coal Company, Case No. 14-31848, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, represented creditor holding an overriding royalty interest in coal properties owned and sold by the debtor in its Chapter 11 case.
  • In re KSL Media, LLC, Case No. 13-15929, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, represented media supplier to debtor’s pre-petition clients in the recovery of claims against the debtor and its clients.
  • In re: Clearwater Natural Resources, LP, et al., Case No. 09-70011, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, served as Kentucky counsel to the Chapter 11 debtor in possession, and later as counsel to the Creditor’s Trust of Miller Bros. Coal Company, in the prosecution of numerous preference claims.
  • In re: Kiel Bros. Oil Company, Inc., Case No. 04-11121, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, represented creditor and bidder for chain of approximately 90 stores.
  • In re: Advanced ChemTech, Inc., Case No. 03-31381, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, represented primary secured lender in successful action to have Chapter 11 trustee appointed.
  • In re: Enron Corp., et al., Case No. 01-16034, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, successfully defended validity of multi-million dollar claim against Enron in response to its objection to claim.

Honors

 Best Lawyers Generic Honors LogoMary Fullington, SL

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Lexington Litigation -  Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2009-2018
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Lexington Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Lexington Litigation-Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Regularly listed as a Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed as a Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Law in Corporate Counsel magazine’s January, 2010 Annual Guide
  • Winner of the Alfred E. Tullis Moot Court Competition, Louisiana State University Law Center, 1985
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Louisiana State University Law Center, November 14, 1987 "in recognition of intellectual, financial or leadership qualities of a very high order."

Education

1985 - J.D., Louisiana State University

1978 - B.A., Louisiana State University

Presentations

  • “Are Your Third Party Providers Putting Your Company at Risk?” 4th Annual Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Conference, February 27-28, 2018.
  • "Collection of Equine Judgments and Competing Equine Liens," 26th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, May 4, 2011
  • Regular presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Financial Institutions Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Frequent presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Corporate Counsel Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville, Kentucky and in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Frequent presented on intersection of bankruptcy law and coal regulatory law at Eastern Mineral Law Foundation conferences.

Admissions

  • Kentucky

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • International Women in Restructuring and Insolvency Confederation (IWIRC), President, Central Kentucky Chapter
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, 1985
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Louisiana State University Law Center, November 14, 1987 "in recognition of intellectual, financial or leadership qualities of a very high order."
Mary L. Fullington