Sally McDonald Henry is the John E. Krahmer Professor of Commercial and Banking Law at Texas Tech School of Law. Recently, she was selected to be "Professor of the Year" by the Hispanic Law Students' Association and tghe Black Law Students' Association.
Before joining academia, she was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for twenty years, where she represented a diversified group of clients, including debtors-in-possession, secured and unsecured creditors, financially troubled companies, and Chapter 11 trustees, as well as entities that acquire assets from troubled or reorganizing companies. Her debtor and trustee representations included Coral Petroleum, Inc., A. H. Robins Co., Cardinal Industries, Inc., Levitz Furniture, Co., Vlasic Foods, International, Inc., Aurora Foods, Inc., Winn-Dixie, Inc., and Refco, Inc. Her pro bono work included contract disputes, public housing cases, asylum cases, social security disability cases and wage theft cases. In 2003, she was awarded a New York City-wide award by the Legal Aid Society for her pro bono work.
Ms. Henry received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She is the author or co-author of various articles and educational outlines on acquisitions of the assets of troubled companies, municipal bankruptcies, debtor-creditor concerns of officers and directors, the valuation of assets in bankruptcy cases, cross-border restructurings and other bankruptcy-related issues. She is the editor of each edition of the Portable Bankruptcy books, published annually, and co-author of Ordin on Contesting Confirmation (Aspen Law and Business, 1998), updated annually.