Kathryn Sutherland-Smith

Associate, New York



Kathryn is an associate in the firm's Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group in New York. Her practice involves representing debtors and creditors in a variety of corporate restructuring matters, including Chapter 11 cases, cross-border reorganizations and distressed investments. Kathryn recently represented Constellation Oil Services Holding S.A. (formerly QGOG Constellation S.A.) and its subsidiaries in their $1.5 billion cross-border restructuring centered in Brazil and supported by ancillary proceedings in the United States and the British Virgin Islands.

Prior to joining White & Case New York, Kathryn practiced in Melbourne, Australia for several years. Kathryn was recognized as the Victorian Insolvency and Restructuring "Young Gun" of the year in 2017, for her insolvency litigation representations, roles on complex Australian restructuring cases, and contribution to Australia's successfully enacted "safe harbor" and "ipso facto" insolvency law reforms. Kathryn has also been named a Banking and Financial Services Law Association (Australia and New Zealand) scholar in connection with her contribution to thought leadership in the Australian insolvency industry.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
Columbia University
LLB (Hons)
Monash University
B.A. (International Studies)
Monash University



A Trans-Pacific Tale of Carrots and Sticks: Lessons for Australia from the United States' Experience of the Ipso Facto Stay, Insolvency Law Journal, December 2018

Evidentiary Challenges for the Insolvency Practitioner: the Use of Public Examination Transcripts at Trial, Isolvency Law Journal, December 2016

Awards and Recognition

James Kent Scholar, Columbia University, 2018

Insolvency & Restructuring "Young Gun" Award, 2017, Women in Insolvency & Restructuring Victoria (formerly IWIRC)

Banking and Financial Services Law Association Scholar, 2017, BFSLA