Kristin Hiensch is an associate in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency in a range of contexts, including Chapter 11 reorganizations, asset sales, and liquidations, Chapter 15 filings and other cross-border insolvency matters, and complex financial transactions.
Kristin has co-authored a number of articles on current bankruptcy issues that have appeared in The New York Law Journal, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, and BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Reporter. Kristin, together with other Morrison & Foerster attorneys, was recognized by Turnaround Management Association in 2011 for the “Transaction of the Year (Mid-Size Company)” for the successful section 363 sale of AmericanWest Bank.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Kristin served as law clerk to the Honorable Adlai S. Hardin Jr. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In addition, Kristin has also worked with the Honorable Allan L. Gropper and the Honorable James M. Peck, both of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Kristin is admitted to practice in New York and California. She is active in the International Womens Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).