Jay

H. Ong

Shareholder
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2600
Austin, TX 78701-3924

Overview

Jay concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights as well as corporate finance and commercial litigation.

He has extensive experience representing various parties in bankruptcy and large business reorganizations including senior lenders, trustees, debtors, committees, receivers, trade creditors, bond holders and insurers in addition to commercial defendants. He has served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, and is a frequent speaker, lecturer and course instructor on restructuring and commercial litigation issues including for the State Bar of Texas.

Jay also frequently provides speeches and lectures on topics such as complex business bankruptcy issues, financial management, improving public education and persuasive speaking and writing, and has served as Co-Head Coach of The University of Texas School of Law National Bankruptcy Moot Court competition teams since 2006.

 

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition (2010 & 2012 Champion)
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2006-2012)
  • Memberships

    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Austin Asian American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas 2015 Bankruptcy Bench Bar (Planning Committee)
    • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section (Young Lawyers Committee)
    • The Honorable Larry E. Kelly Bankruptcy Inn of Court (Founding Member / Barrister)
    • The University of Texas School of Law National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition Team (Co-head Coach)
    • The University of Texas Jay L. Westbrook Annual Bankruptcy Conference (Planning Committee; 2017 Presiding Officer)
    • Turnaround Management Association
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas (Judicial Liaison Committee)

Overview

Jay concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights as well as corporate finance and commercial litigation.

He has extensive experience representing various parties in bankruptcy and large business reorganizations including senior lenders, trustees, debtors, committees, receivers, trade creditors, bond holders and insurers in addition to commercial defendants. He has served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, and is a frequent speaker, lecturer and course instructor on restructuring and commercial litigation issues including for the State Bar of Texas.

Jay also frequently provides speeches and lectures on topics such as complex business bankruptcy issues, financial management, improving public education and persuasive speaking and writing, and has served as Co-Head Coach of The University of Texas School of Law National Bankruptcy Moot Court competition teams since 2006.

 

Experience

  • Committee Representation

    Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee for Life Partners Holdings, Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 after entry of a $47 MM judgment in favor of the SEC. Life

  • Creditor Representation

    Served as lead counsel for Community National Bank and West Texas National Bank, senior secured bank lenders, in connection with the bankruptcy cases of a major oil

  • Debtor Representation 

    Served as lead Debtor’s counsel in the successful restructuring of the U.S.-based, affiliate operations (Reservoir Exploration Technologies, Inc.) of a seismic exploration

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