- Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
- Financial Institutions
- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 1994
- Principia College, B.A., 1990, with Highest Honors
Bar & Court Admissions
- 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.
Tiffany is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and practices in the finance, energy and real estate group with an emphasis in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. She represents unsecured creditors, secured creditors, trustees, and creditors’ committees 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. She serves clients in complex contested matters and adversary proceedings, including the defense and prosecution of fraudulent transfer, preference and nondischargeability actions. In addition, Tiffany has represented secured lenders and creditors in non-bankruptcy, commercial matters, ranging from workouts to foreclosures.
Career highlights include:
- National representation of multiple Fortune 500 public companies as creditors in bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings across the country, including cases pending in New York, Delaware, Virginia, Texas, and Ohio bankruptcy courts
- On behalf of bank defendants, successfully rebutted the presumption of insolvency at trial in a multimillion-dollar preference action 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
- Obtained favorable decision from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee dismissing remaining claims on motion to dismiss, and later received decision by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee affirming bankruptcy court dismissal of new claims in Plaintiff’s amended complaint and concluding that the doctrine of res judicata further required the dismissal of such claims
- On behalf of a chapter 7 trustee, secured the denial of an individual debtor’s discharge and avoided multiple transfers
- Has successfully represented a chapter 7 trustee on a variety of contested and litigation matters through appeal process
- Has developed experience in asbestos-related bankruptcy matters, most recently culminating in a court-approved settlement in the W.R. Grace bankruptcy case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
Tiffany is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Tiffany routinely conducts free training seminars for in-house attorneys as well as corporate credit employees regarding bankruptcy strategies, such as maximizing recovery and minimizing preference liability. She has also spoken at other bankruptcy related seminars, including presentations 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.
Professional and Community Activities
- Columbus Children’s Theatre, Board of Directors, 2006-2010
- BalletMet Columbus, Board of Trustees, Member, 2011-present
Honors & Awards
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor, 2005-2007
- The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2020
- 8/15/2019One hundred and thirteen lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020.
- 1/20/2015In December 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Substitute House Bill No. 9, which significantly revises Ohio’s law of Receiverships. Vorys released a comprehensive analysis of the amended law.
- 9/9/2019Vorys was proud to host a complimentary webinar series titled “A Banker’s Guide to a Successful Commercial Loan Workout.” Attorneys Tiffany Strelow Cobb, Melissa Giberson, John Sparacino and Jeffrey Marks presented the program titled “Bankruptcy Issues” on September 9, 2019.
- 8/20/2019Vorys Partner Tiffany Cobb presented at the 2019 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar on August 20, 2019.
- 1/20/2015In December 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Substitute House Bill No. 9, which significantly revises Ohio’s law of Receiverships. Vorys today released a comprehensive analysis of the amended law. Key features of the amendments are summarized below.