Brigid K. Ndege is an associate in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice group. Brigid represents creditors’ committees, creditor groups, real estate development firms, as well as other entities in all aspects of restructuring stressed and distressed companies. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Brigid served as a judicial law clerk in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before clerking, Brigid worked as a consumer attorney at a legal services organization.
In 2019, Brigid was awarded a 2019 Blackshear Presidential Fellowship by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. This Fellowship recognizes attorneys for legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law and for a commitment to principles of civility, ethics, and professionalism. In 2020, Brigid was awarded the 20/20 Partners Rising Young Leader Award by the American Bar Association Business Law Section Business Bankruptcy Committee. This award recognizes the nation’s top young bankruptcy lawyers who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to business bankruptcy, community involvement, leadership, and professionalism. Recipients of the award represent 20 of the best and the brightest in the bankruptcy community and the future of the legal profession.
Brigid currently serves on the Board of Directors for Chicago CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education), a national non-profit comprised of professionals in the bankruptcy and financial services industries who volunteer to educate students about the consequences of consumer credit abuse through presentations.
Brigid earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. While at Duke, she studied abroad at Oxford University where she studied the British legal system and its similarities to the U.S. legal system.