Learon John Bird

Associate

Learon John Bird

OVERVIEW

Learon John Bird is both a Chartered Financial Analyst® and an attorney.  He has spent the early part of his career handling bankruptcy cases in the Third Circuit.  Learon has also testified as an expert witness in FINRA arbitration proceedings.  His diverse experience also extends to commercial bankruptcy, restructurings, insolvencies, liquidations, commercial litigation and preference, and fraudulent conveyance litigation matters.

Learon’s wide range of clients, which has included debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, unsecured creditors, financial institutions, purchasers and litigants in federal and state courts, have relied on his strategic counsel to help navigate the complex issues and sensitivities surrounding bankruptcy cases.

Among the matters he has handled, Learon has served as:

  • Debtor’s Delaware counsel in the iGPS bankruptcy
  • Debtors’ counsel in the Coda Automotive bankruptcy (7 debtors).
  • Counsel to numerous preference defendants in cases including, but not limited to, DBSI, Buffets, NewPage, Fujitsu, WL Homes, and DHP Holdings.
  • Counsel to the Litigation Trust in the CRC Parent Corporation bankruptcy.

Learon teaches an evening course on Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution for both the University of Oregon School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School.

On Saturdays you can find Learon going in circles at the Oaks Park roller rink with his daughters in the morning and working on either his house or the 1973 MG in his garage in the evening.

EARLIER PUBLICATIONS

  • “You Don’t Get 3 Strikes When Filing A Complaint.” Law360, December 12, 2014
  • “Deficient Amended Complaint – Denied.” Law 360, August 31, 2011
  • “Stockholder and Corporate Board Bylaw Battles: Delaware Law and the Ability of a Corporate Board to Change or Overrule Stockholder Bylaw Amendments.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Employment Law, Fall 2008

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, with a dual emphasis in Finance and Accounting, University of Washington

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Delaware State Bar (inactive)
  • Third Circuit, U. S. Court of Appeals
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