Elise S. Frejka is the founding member of Frejka PLLC and been practicing law since 1990. Elise’s practice is almost exclusively in the area of bankruptcy restructuring and litigation. She is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Second and Federal Courts of Appeal, and the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York.
Following her clerkship for the Honorable Prudence Carter Beatty, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of New York, Elise spent the next two decades working in the bankruptcy and restructuring departments of major law firms including Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and Dechert LLP, as successor to Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman LLP.
Elise’s practice has evolved since leaving Kramer Levin in 2015 and a significant portion of her practice now involves fiduciary appointments. Specifically, Elise has been appointed by the Bankruptcy Court as the Fee Examiner in the large and complex chapter 11 cases of In re Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC (Bankr. Del.) and In re Sports Authority, Inc. (Bankr. Del.). In 2017 and 2018, Elise was named as one of the Nation’s Top Attorney Fee Experts by the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis. She is currently serving as a expert witness in two ongoing fee disputes. In addition, Elise is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credentialed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and has been appointed the Consumer Privacy Ombudsman in Sears Holdings Corporation (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) In re RadioShack Corporation (Bankr. Del.), In re Toys ‘R” Us, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Va), In re The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), In re The Wet Seal, LLC (Bankr. Del.), In re SFX Entertainment, Inc. (Bankr. Del.), In re VoicePulse, Inc. (Bankr. N.J.), In re Marbles Holdings LLC (Bankr. N.D. Il.), In re Bristlecone, Inc. (Bankr. Nev.), In re Avaago, Inc. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), In re Wall Street Languages Ltd. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y) and In re Hooper Holmes, Inc. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.). Elise completed the American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John’s 40 Hour Bankruptcy Mediation Training in December 2016, and is a certified mediator.
Elise is an active member of numerous professional associations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Turnaround Management Association, New York Institute of Credit, American Bar Association, National Association of Legal Fee Analysis, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In addition, Elise has served as a presenter or panelist on both legal fee and consumer privacy issues at numerous conferences and seminars. Finally, for the past three years, Elise has been a guest lecturer at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies for the Bankruptcy, Workout and Reorganizations class.
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