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Danielle Spinelli


Danielle Spinelli is vice-chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group and a member of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. She has argued seven cases before the Supreme Court—including four bankruptcy cases—and has briefed many others. In addition to arguing for the petitioner-licensee Mission Product Holdings in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, she has successfully argued Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., discussed above; Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, 135 S. Ct. 1995 (2015) (holding that underwater junior liens cannot be stripped off in Chapter 7); and Clark v. Rameker, 134 S. Ct. 2242 (2014) (holding that inherited IRAs are not exempt from creditors in bankruptcy).

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