NEW YORK – Reed Smith announced that bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer Alissa Piccione has joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Industry Group in New York.

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She is the third partner to join the firm’s bankruptcy practice in New York within the last month, following the arrivals of Louis Curcio and David Pisciotta. Like Curcio and Pisciotta, Piccione joins from Troutman Pepper.

Piccione focuses her practice on complex bankruptcy and insolvency issues. She represents debtors, lenders, landlords, vendors, and other stakeholders in commercial bankruptcies and related proceedings and has cross-border experience. Piccione routinely helps financial institutions with their nonperforming loans and guides them through all phases of the workout or enforcement process. Debt restructurings, note sales, foreclosures, and business litigation are among her areas of expertise.

“In bringing on Alissa to our New York bankruptcy practice, on the heels of Lou and Dave’s joining the firm, we have transformed our creditors’ rights and related litigation capabilities into a real area of strength almost overnight,” said Jodi Schwimmer, global co-chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. “Alissa is a fantastic addition to our team and adds significant depth to our practice, especially at a time when market volatility and interest rate increases require sophisticated creditor’s rights counsel, which she can certainly provide. We are thrilled to have her join us.”

Prior to embarking on a career in law, Piccione was the managing editor for several real estate trade publications, and continues to write about bankruptcy and litigation issues. Her articles have been published in the New York Law Journal, Law360, and the Legal Intelligencer, among other outlets.

“Through its Financial Industry Group, Reed Smith enables lawyers from various disciplines to collaborate and leverage their collective knowledge to meet the ever-changing needs of bank and lender clients,” Piccione said. “The firm has a deep bench of real estate, finance, litigation, and restructuring professionals—who are leaders in their fields—and I look forward to contributing to this exciting and nuanced practice.”

Piccione received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and her B.S. from Northwestern University.