Cindi Giglio, partner in Katten's Insolvency and Restructuring practice, has been named to the ABF Journal's 2023 list of "Top Women in Asset-Based Lending." This third annual edition recognizes nearly 50 of the most prominent women from across the industry, featuring profiles that highlight "their stories and their approach to building teams, closing deals, helping clients and more."

In a profile that touched on the trajectory of Cindi's career, ABF Journal highlighted her reputation as a "whiz" in bankruptcy matters and her role as counsel in some of the most high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of the past 20 years. Being at the forefront of several significant matters, Cindi brings a depth of experience and knowledge that helps achieve her clients' goals.

ABF Journal noted that with her deep knowledge of the retail, commercial and industrial industries, Cindi has negotiated and executed numerous distressed acquisitions. The profile observed that "she also guides clients through the restructuring and bankruptcy processes and counsels banks and financial institutions on best practices to avoid being the subject of such litigation. She leverages her deep experience in both transactional work and bankruptcy litigation to further help her clients through challenges and changes facing their businesses."

ABF Journal further highlighted the valuable skill set that Cindi has honed throughout her professional career, which, when combined with her well-rounded perspective, continues to serve her role as an insightful advocate and trusted advisor. In particular, pointing to Cindi's prior role as associate general counsel for a global investment and liquidation firm, the profile noted that such experience provided her with "a hands-on appreciation of the nuances that drive a deal and clients' practical commercial considerations." The profile further illustrated the breadth of Cindi's practice, which supports a wide spectrum of clients.

"From middle-market businesses to retail behemoths experiencing financial distress, she counsels clients on strategies to maximize the value of their assets, whether through bankruptcies, restructurings or other means," the profile stated. "She also helps solvent clients protect themselves in their dealings with distressed counterparties and regularly counsels liquidators of merchandise and other assets of bankrupt companies."

"2023 Top Women in Asset-Based Lending: Cindi Giglio," ABF Journal, March 22, 2023