Overview

Tiffany is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and the chair of the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group.  She represents unsecured creditors, secured creditors, trustees, creditors’ committees and other parties in interest in chapter 11 reorganization cases, chapter 7 cases and in related litigation on a national basis and has acted as co-counsel on an international basis.

Career highlights include:

  • on a national basis, represents Fortune 500 companies as top 20 creditors and as other interested parties in bankruptcy cases — ranging from retail cases such as In re RTW Retailwinds, Inc., In re Libbey Glass Inc., In re Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC, In re Sur la Table, Inc., In re Sears Holdings Corporation, and In re Old Time Pottery to the energy sector such as In re Murray Energy Holdings, Co., In re PG&E Corporation, In re Chesapeake Energy Corporation, In re FTS International, Inc., and In re BJ Services, LLC to the health care industries such as In re Astria Health, In re Center City Healthcare, LLC, In re Thomas Health Systems, Inc. and In re Gardens Regional Hospital to the automotive and aviation sectors such as In re LATAM Airlines Group SA, In re Hertz Corporation, In re Advantage Holdco, Inc., In re Shiloh Industries, Inc. and In re Garrett Motion Inc. — and related adversary proceedings
  • co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the In re Murray Energy Holdings Co., et al. bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Hoffman, J.)
  • lead litigation counsel to financial institution defendant in defense of trustee fraudulent transfer and related claims seeking to avoid and recover hundreds of millions of dollars in connection with the PEAKS Loan Program in the In re ITT Educational Services, Inc. bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Carr, J.)
  • represents plastics company in defense of fraudulent transfer litigation brought by federal receiver over RaPower-3, IAS and LTBI pending in the United States District Court for the District of Utah (Nuffer, J.)
  • represented Fortune Global 500 company in defense of avoidance action brought by the Litigation Trust for Northstar Offshort Group, LLC, involving Ponzi-scheme allegations and Section 546 safe-harbor defenses, in the In re Northstar Offshore Group, LLC bankruptcy case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Isgur, J.)
  • represented largest OEM customer in the In re TK Holdings Inc. (Takata) chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Shannon, J.)
  • represented senior secured creditor in In re Woodbury Outfitters chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the United States District Cout for the Southern District of Ohio (Hoffman, J.)
  • represented back up bidder in the In re Heritage Home Group LLC bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Gross, J.)
  • served as post-confirmation litigation counsel to plan trustee of the liquidating trust in the In re USA Discounters, Ltd. bankruptcy case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Sontchi, J.)
  • on behalf of bank defendants, successfully rebutted the presumption of insolvency at trial in a multimillion-dollar preference action in the In re American Classic Voyages bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, and later obtained affirming decision from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, resulting in zero liability for bank clients (Carey, J.)
  • served as litigation counsel to Liquidating Trustee of the Triad Liquidating Trust in the In re Triad Resources, Inc. bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Ohio (Preston, J.)
  • routinely represents chapter 7 trustees in contested matters and adversary proceedings

Tiffany speaks at national and regional conferences, most recently presenting on a panel at the ABI Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar with Laura Davis Jones and Alpesh Amin entitled Pushing the Envelope in Chapter 11, How Far Can You Go?, addressing KEIPS and KERPs, third party releases, DIP financing, emergency sales, and a financial advisor’s perspective.  She has also spoken at the at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop in Hershey, Pennsylvania and to the Association of Corporate Counsel in Columbus, Ohio.

Tiffany received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and her B.A. with highest honors from Principia College.

In 2022, Tiffany completed an intensive mediation program, Mediating the Litigated Case, at the internationally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, where she studied the mediation of litigated cases.  In 2020, Tiffany served as a court-appointed Member of the Mediation Project Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, on which she participated in developing the court’s current mediation procedures, and after which she joined the list of court-approved mediators.  She is passionate about the mediation process and looks for opportunities to mediate a variety of commercial disputes.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization, 2022

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2021-2023; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2023

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor, 2005-2007

Professional & Community Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Attorney Advisory Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Chapter 11 Subcommittee, 2020-2022; Committee Chair, 2022 to present

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Mediation Project Committee, Member (leading to the implementation of the Mediation Program through General Order No. 4801, effective November 2, 2020)

BalletMet Columbus, Board of Trustees, Member, 2011 to present

Columbus Children’s Theatre, Board of Directors, 2006-2010

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Education

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case, 2022

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 1994

Principia College, B.A., 1990, with Highest Honors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Missouri (inactive)
  • Illinois (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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