How to Make Partner at Foster Garvey


Robbie Li
August 28, 2020
Legal Career

Deborah Crabbe is a partner at Foster Garvey with over 25 years of experience in bankruptcy litigation and insolvency matters. She focuses on representing creditors in all aspects of secured transactions, receiverships, bankruptcies and workout proceedings. In the highly regarded Chambers USA legal directory, Deborah is “lauded for her strong creditor-focused practice and is identified as ‘a very good insolvency lawyer.’” She is a trustee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and has served on a number of committees, including being former co-chair of the Business Reorganization Committee.

Deborah joins the podcast to talk about finding her niche in bankruptcy matters and sheds light on client development practices she has personally found effective. 

Listen to this podcast to learn: 

  • How Deborah became a bankruptcy attorney after years of study and experience in sports management and business administration
  • Deborah’s assessment of the bankruptcy landscape today (interview recorded in June) and her prediction for future market trends
  • What associates can do to balance time commitment between honing their craft in legal matters and developing clients to bring in business
  • Why it is important for young attorneys to proactively ask for work from clients, and seek out mentorship from partners
  • Why Deborah believes “litigation funding is critical and fills a massive niche, especially in her area of practice in bankruptcy matters”

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