Lilian M. Marques

Associate, New York



Lilian is an associate in the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice of White & Case. Her practice focuses on representing creditors, debtors, and other interested parties in cross-border insolvency proceedings, Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and related transactions and disputes.

Prior to joining the Firm, Lilian practiced in New York, where she represented creditors in Chapter 11 cases as well as clients in litigation and international arbitration cases. She also has several years of experience in Brazil, where she worked on bankruptcy and restructuring matters, as a law firm associate and as the founder of a judicial administration firm, which was appointed by local courts to monitor restructuring and insolvency proceedings and to oversee the businesses and operations of distressed companies.

Lilian received an LLM from New York University in 2019 and was a bankruptcy research assistant to Honorable Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez. Lilian has received the best thesis award from Fundação Getúlio Vargas for her thesis on the interplay between bankruptcy and mediation/negotiation.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
New York University School of Law
Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escola de Direito de São Paulo

Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie


Represented creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of 24 Hour Fitness, Kings and Balducci's Super Markets, and Arandell Corporation.*

Represented foreign clients in commercial arbitrations regarding major infrastructure projects in the energy and oil & gas sectors under the ICC and SCC arbitration rules.*

Acted as the court-appointed trustee in several liquidation and reorganization cases in Brazil involving companies in the oil & gas, real estate, retail, and service sectors.*

Represented Brazilian multiservice banks and health insurance companies that had filed for bankruptcy in 300+ actions brought against them in state, federal, and superior courts.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

Highest grades award, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2015

"Ary Oswaldo Mattos Filho" award (best thesis), Fundação Getúlio Vargas, "Consensus-oriented alternative dispute resolution methods in bankruptcy", 2015