lsizemore@reedsmith.com

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Luke is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy. Luke's practice is focused on representing indenture trustees, financial institutions, lessors, utilities, other secured and unsecured creditors, and corporate debtors in bankruptcy cases and non-judicial restructurings throughout the United States. Luke regularly defends creditors in bankruptcy-related contested matters and adversary proceedings, including preference and fraudulent transfer litigation and stay violation proceedings. Luke also advises counterparties to financial contracts entitled to safe harbor protections under the Bankruptcy Code.

Credentials

  • Duquesne University School of Law, 2009, J.D., summa cum laude, Research Editor, Duquesne Law Review; National Environmental Law Moot Court Team
  • University of Delaware, 2006, B.A., English, minor History, cum laude

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • All State Courts - Pennsylvania

  • The Judith K. Fitzgerald Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (President)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section (Secretary)
  • Turnaround Management Association, Pittsburgh Chapter (Board Member)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute