Robyn Sokol is a Partner with Leech Tishman, and a member of the firm’s Business Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group where she leads the Court Appointed Trustee and Receivers Group. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pasadena office, Robyn regularly advises clients on business reorganizations, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law, and all related transactions and litigation.
Robyn has served as lead counsel in scores of trials, evidentiary hearings and motions in bankruptcy, and other, courts throughout the United States. Her work includes negotiating, drafting, analyzing and reviewing loan documents; real and personal property leases; purchase agreements; and licensing agreements. Robyn represents businesses in the manufacturing, marketing, retail, entertainment, finance, golf, hospitality, insurance, real estate, shipping, and healthcare industries.
Robyn regularly represents financial institutions, corporations, creditors’ committees, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, secured and unsecured creditors. She has successfully defended preference actions filed against various entities including a national insurance company, publication house, manufacturers and a shipping company. As part of Robyn’s comprehensive bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice, she represents Chapter 7 and 11 debtors, and counsels mid-sized corporations and individual debtor clients in reorganizations.
Robyn served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California for the Honorable Robin Riblet; and as a Judicial Law Clerk (floating position) for Judges Ahart, Lax, Lasarow, March and Zurzolo.
J.D., Boston University School of Law
B.S. in Finance and Real Estate, cum laude, University of Colorado, Boulder
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Robinson Diamant & Wolkowitz
State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute Battleground West Advisory (Board Member and Program Chair (2016-2021))
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (Member; Board Member (2016-2019))
Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Rating
The Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2018-2022); Litigation – Bankruptcy (2018-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers (2016-2022)
Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, Top 100: Southern California Super Lawyers (2016)
Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, Southern California Super Lawyer (2014-2022)
“Why Media Companies and Celebrities ‘Go Broke,’” Forbes (July 25, 2016)
Speeches and Presentations
“Appealing Positions: Everything You Need to Know About Appeals,” American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Battleground West (March 2017)
Crossfire Panel, American Bankruptcy Institute Battleground West (Co-Chair and Panelist, 2019; Co-Chair and Producer, 2021)
Voter Protection Legal Team