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Monique D. Almy


Focusing primarily on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, and other insolvency-related matters, with an emphasis on creditors’ rights, Monique Almy has practiced for more than 35 years. Her extensive experience in the representation of lender syndicates, institutional investors, financial institutions, and other parties in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, enforcement of remedies, and related litigation has made her an established and recognized leader in her practice area. Monique regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, lessors, and committees in bankruptcy cases throughout the country. She also has experience acting as a court-appointed fiduciary.

Recognized as a results-oriented practitioner with a strong business background, Monique has worked with clients across several industries, including finance, privacy and cybersecurity, transportation, aerospace and defense, health care, and hospitality and leisure. Her unique blend of experience and practicality allows her to find innovative solutions for clients. Able to understand the complexity of the transaction as well as the needs of all parties, Monique can construct a strategy for success even when parties have struggled to do so in the past. She has handled matters across the country, has coordinated with local counsel as appropriate, and has handled multidistrict litigation.

Monique also has extensive real estate experience in the retail and mixed-use spaces, including representing shopping center developers in development projects, representing lenders and investors involved in retail companies and development projects, representing landlord and tenants in retail leasing, and representing retail clients in mergers and acquisitions.

Monique has served as a member of the Panel of Bankruptcy Trustees of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland since 1997 and has served on the Panel of Subchapter V Trustees for Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va., since its inauguration in 2020. She speaks at bankruptcy-related continuing legal education programs and conducts seminars for commercial lenders and other financial institutions. Monique has been recognized as a leading bankruptcy lawyer in Washington, D.C., by Chambers USA since 2014, where clients reported she is "valued for her experience and judgment." Monique has also been recognized in the 2022 Lawdragon list of "500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers" and in The Best Lawyers in America list for Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Law. She was also selected for inclusion in the list of "Maryland Super Lawyers" (a publication of Law & Politics) as well as being recommended by The Washingtonian in its December 2020 issue under the heading "Bankruptcy—Creditors and Debtors Turn to These Lawyers." In 2019, Forbes created its inaugural "America’s Top Corporate Law Firms" and recognized Crowell & Moring for its bankruptcy practice.


  • University of Delaware, B.A. (1984) honors program
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. (1987) cum laude
    managing editor, Law Review


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar

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Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights

Litigation & Trial

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Insolvency

Financial Services

Corporate and Transactional

Commercial Real Estate

Restructuring and Creditors' Rights

Finance and Transactions

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  • Appointed as the Trustee for BioniCare, which manufactured and sold medical devices featuring a unique technology for pain relief. After months of difficult negotiations, the court approved a multi-million dollar sale and unique settlement structure based on the pre-bankruptcy debt documents. In re BioniCare Medical Technologies, Inc., No. 07-16902 (Bankr. D. Md.).
  • Appointed as the Trustee for Insurance Payment Plan after litigation over an involuntary bankruptcy petition and related state court insurance receivership proceedings. In re Insurance Payment Plan, Inc., No. 12-28460 (Bankr. D. Md.).
  • Served as lead counsel for government contractor, Alsalam Aircraft Company in dealing with international issues arising in connection with the Aveos insolvency proceedings in Canada. In re Aveos Fleet Performance Inc., No. 500-11-042345-120 (Superior Court, Province of Quebec, District of Montreal).
  • Served as lead counsel for FNC Title Services, LLC in investigating a matter of hacking from a foreign entity and the recovery of lost funds. Due to quick action and assistance from the Crowell team, 100 percent of the missing funds were recovered.
  • Served as special counsel to debtors national bankruptcy proceedings for several matters, including guidance and counseling on a variety of insolvency and bankruptcy issues, participating in and coordinating negotiations and litigation (both inside and outside of bankruptcy court) with primary bankruptcy counsel, and counseling on multi-district and cross border issues. In re Nortel Networks, Inc., No. 09-10138 (Bankr. D.Del.); In re Tribune Company, No. 08-13141 (Bankr. D.Del.); In re Eastman Kodak Company, No. 12-10202 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).
  • Appointed as Chapter 7 Trustee for a government contractor that refurbished aircraft and served as lead counsel during the auction process and resulting settlement. In re Aerospace Manufacturing, No. 08-15901 (Bankr. D. Md.).
  • Represented Hitachi in defending a preference action in which the demand was more than $700,000. This matter was more complex than most due to the nature of the relationships between Hitachi and the various MPC entities, which pre-dated the various acquisition/spin-off transactions by Micron and Gateway. In re MPC Computers, LLC, et al., No. 08-12667 (Liquidating Trustee v. Hitachi Data Systems Corp., Adv. Pro. 10-54505) (Bankr. Del.).


  • Represented the lead pre-petition and DIP lender and agent of a billion dollar, syndicated credit facility to a major business in the airline industry. In re US Airways Inc.
  • Represented the lead pre-petition and DIP lender and agent of a several hundred million dollar syndicated credit facility to a group of debtors that provides national rail system services. In re Railworks Corporation.
  • Represented the lead pre-petition and DIP lender and agent of a multimillion-dollar, syndicated credit facility to a group of debtors that provide metal processing services. In re Lombard Acquisitions, LLC.
SCOTUS Ruling On US Trustee Fees Shows Reluctance On Remedy Issue Bloomberg Law (June 15, 2022)
Press Coverage
Chambers USA 2022 Ranks 70 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 37 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (June 1, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
Cash-Strapped Chapter 7 Debtors Get Lift In New Ruling Over Fees Bloomberg Law (April 27, 2022)
Press Coverage
"Spring into Distress with Restructuring Matters by Crowell & Moring," Financial Services Alert (April 8, 2022). Contacts: Frederick "Rick" Hyman, Monique D. Almy, Scott Lessne, Randall L. Hagen, Cathryn Williams, Paul Muscutt
Client Alert / Newsletter
Mark Plevin and Monique Almy Named to 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers List (February 8, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"Venue Reform May Be Gaining Momentum," Crowell & Moring’s Restructuring Matters (September 29, 2021). Authors: Frederick (Rick) Hyman and Monique D. Almy.
DOJ Program’s Bankruptcy Fee Hike Unconstitutional: 2d Cir. Bloomberg Law (May 24, 2021)
Press Coverage
Chambers USA 2021 Ranks 63 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 30 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (May 20, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
New Restaurant Relief Fund Threatens To Stiff Bankrupt Companies Bloomberg Law (May 18, 2021)
Press Coverage
"In the Wake of COVID-19: Protective Actions The Retail Tenant Should Take When Faced With A Landlord’s Bankruptcy," Journal of Bankruptcy Law (November 2020). Authors: Monique D. Almy, Gregory D. Call, Thomas F. Koegel, and Randall L. Hagen.

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