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Katie A. Traxler

Of Counsel, Corporate Department


Katie Traxler is Of Counsel in the Financial Restructuring Group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Los Angeles office. Ms. Traxler concentrates her practice in chapter 11 cases and has developed a niche expertise in the bankruptcy retention and compensation process. 


  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 (Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating)
  • Super Lawyer


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1990 (member of the Federal Communications Law Journal)
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1987 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


    • Served as a judge for the Joseph Bernfeld Writing Competition sponsored by the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and the California Bankruptcy Journal
    • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Business Law Section of the California Bar Association, and the American Bar Association
    • Served as a law clerk to the United States International Trade Commission, Office of the General Counsel, 1989
    • Admitted to practice in California and before the Ninth Circuit

    Practice Areas


    Financial Services Litigation

    Global Finance

    Financial Services

    Direct Lending and Private Credit Lending

    Financial Restructuring




    California Bar


    UCLA School of Law, J.D. 1990

    University of Notre Dame, B.A. 1987

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