Laura F. Ketcham Announced As New Partner At Husch Blackwell

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Laura Ketcham
Laura Ketcham

Husch Blackwell has named eight attorneys to partnership, effective Jan. 1. Each of the attorneys was unanimously supported by the firm’s executive board and each attorney’s industry group leader. 

Laura F. Ketcham is a member of the Financial Services team and represents regional and national banks, floor-plan lenders and other creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases, loan workouts, loan documentation, foreclosures, lien priority disputes, enforcement of judgments and actions asserting the breach of loan documents — including actions before the American Arbitration Association. 

Ms. Ketcham is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and an executive council member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law section.

She is an alumna of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Chattanooga Class of 2011-2012. Ms. Ketcham received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School (2005), where she was development editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. She received her B.A. in political science and economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University (2002).


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