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Natalie Wilson

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Natalie Wilson has a passion for helping businesses thrive in challenging economic and

regulatory environments. She has over a decade of experience representing debtors, trustees,

and creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases filed under chapters 7 and 11 of the

Bankruptcy Code, including related litigation and appeals. She also consults with other

members of the firm about bankruptcy-related issues or questions that may arise in litigation

or transactional matters.

The foundation of Ms. Wilson’s success in the restructuring arena is her ability to quickly

learn the intricacies of a particular business so that she can develop creative, yet feasible,

solutions to the challenges in any given industry. One common source of great uncertainty

and potential liability across all industries is cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy.

Recognizing the potentially enormous impact that cyber-attacks and data breaches can have

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on business operations and profitability, Ms. Wilson expanded her practice to include these

areas. She assists businesses in developing and implementing policies, terms of use, response

plans, and in responding to adverse incidents.

Prior to joining Langley & Banack, Ms. Wilson clerked for Associate Justice Simeon R. Acoba,

Jr. (Ret.) at the Hawaii Supreme Court. Her clerkship honed her research and writing skills

and gave her insight into how courts decide cases. Most importantly, Justice Acoba

emphasized the commitment to providing quality representation and service to every party

before the Court and set an example of professionalism that established the tone for Ms.

Wilson’s practice. After her clerkship, Ms. Wilson entered private practice in Honolulu,

Hawaii, practicing before the bankruptcy, federal, and state courts in Hawaii.

In addition to her thriving legal practice and her membership in various bar associations, Ms.

Wilson is active in the Military Spouse JD Network, a bar association for lawyers married to

members of the armed forces. She previously served as Key Spouse Mentor for the 836th

Cyberspace Operations Squadron and as the Key Spouse for the 92nd Cyber Operations

Squadron (2016-2017) and the 624th Operations Center (2011-2012).

Ms. Wilson’s outstanding contributions to the community have been widely recognized. She

has been honored as a Professional “On the Rise” by Texas Lawyer Magazine (2018), San

Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 (2016), and the Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young

Lawyer by the Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation (2014). In 2020, upon her spouse’s

retirement from active duty service, Ms. Wilson received the “Yellow Rose of Texas”

Commission from Governor Abbott.

Education

University of Hawai’i, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D., cum laude 2007

CALI Certificate of Excellence for Federal Courts, 2007

Law Review, Articles Editor

Phi Delta Phi

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honors Society

Board Certifications

Business Bankruptcy, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2018

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, 2011

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State of Hawaii, 2007 (voluntarily inactive)

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States, 2016

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2012

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2010

United States District Court, District of Hawaii, 2007

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2010

United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2011

Accolades

2018 On the Rise award, Texas Lawyer

Best S.A. Lawyers 2018, 2020, San Antonio Scene, Bankruptcy

San Antonio Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2016

Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015 (published by Thomson Reuters)

Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association,

2014

Associations

Turnaround Management Association, Central Texas Chapter

Network of Women (NOW) Committee Chair, 2020 – present

Secretary, 2018 – present

President, 2018

San Antonio Bar Association (Publications Committee, Articles Editor)

San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association

President, 2020 – present

Vice President, 2018-2019

Secretary, 2017

Bexar County Women’s Bar Association

Treasurer-Elect, 2021

Director, 2020

LEAD Academy, 2018

Hon. Larry E. Kelly Bankruptcy Inn of Court

Military Spouse JD Network

Treasurer, 2015-2016

Treasurer-Elect, 2014-2015

Hawaii Women Lawyers (Board of Directors, 2007 – 2010)

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Articles » Read More

Natalie Wilson to present on current bankruptcy issues to the Association of

Corporate Counsel

Shareholder and Bankruptcy specialist, Natalie Friend Wilson, will present

"Anticipating the Tsunami: Protecting Your Interests When Your Vendors, Suppliers,

Or Customers File For Bankruptcy Protection" to the South/Central Texas Chapter of

the Association of Corporate Counsel on Wednesday, November 4th.

Natalie Wilson receives the prestigious Commission of the Yellow Rose of Texas

The Commission of the Yellow Rose of Texas is an honorary commission conferred by

the Governor of Texas to Texas women for exceptional community service.

Meet Community Champion: 836th Cyberspace Operations Squadron

Shareholder Natalie Wilson's husband, Stuart "Chad" Wilson, GCPM, GCIH, GSEC and

his squadron stepped up to help amid the COVID-19 pandemic with 3D printing of face

shields for medical professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus battle.

The Treatment of Leases and Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy

Almost every contract and lease contains a provision that says it terminates

immediately if one of the parties files for bankruptcy. That provision is ubiquitous, but

it is unenforceable under the Bankruptcy Code.

Cases & Publications

Bankruptcy Publications

“Bankruptcy in the #MeToo Era,” San Antonio Lawyer (Jan./Feb. 2019)

Panel: Creditors’ Rights, American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual

Meeting (Sept. 2018)

“Fight Early or Else You May Not Get to Fight at All: An Overview of the Preclusive

Effect of State Court Judgments in Non-Dischargeability Actions”, State Bar of Texas

Annual Meeting, June 2015 (co-presented with Vanessa Deleon Guerrero)

“The Impact of Stern v. Marshall: A Practical Approach” (CLE presentation, Nov. 2012)

“Stern v. Marshall: A Practical Approach,” San Antonio Lawyer, Sept.-Oct. 2012

Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Planning for Business Bankruptcy

https://www.thelawtog.com/making-the-best-of-a-bad-situation-planning-forbusiness-

bankruptcy/

Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Privacy Publications

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Panel: “Dark Web, Insider Threat, Cyber Resilience,” San Antonio Future Con (Nov.

2019)

Co-Presenter: “Reducing Risk for Privacy Programs in an Evolving Regulatory

Landscape,” IAPP Knowledge Net, San Antonio Chapter (Oct. 2019)

“Privacy- What is the Fuss all About? A Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Privacy

Primer,” Bexar County Women’s Bar (Oct. 2019)

“US Date Protection Law: Past, Present & Future,” San Antonio Techno Security &

Digital Forensics Conference (Sep. 2019)

“Your Small Business Clients and Cybersecurity,” San Antonio Lawyer (July/Aug. 2019)

Panel: “Blindsided- How to Respond to an Attack,” Independent Bankers Association of

Texas Cybersecurity Summit (Feb. 2019)

Reported Cases

Valence Technology Inc. v. KPMG Finance Inc. (In re Valence Technology, Inc.), No.

15-50381 (5th Cir. 2016) (successfully defended award of Success Fee earned by

investment banker employed by the debtor) (argued)

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. Moeller (In re AGE Refining, Inc.), No.

14-50046 (5th Cir. 2015) (successfully defended appeal by Creditors’ Committee of

orders approving settlement with major lender and approving plan of reorganization

under “cramdown” procedures) (argued)

Villegas v. Schmidt, No. 140423 (5th Cir. 2015) (successfully defended order dismissing

suit against a Chapter 7 Trustee for plaintiff’s failure to receive permission from the

Court appointing the Trustee as required under Barton doctrine) (submitted on briefs)

Lopez v. Osuna, No. 04-14-00310 (Tex. Ct. App. – San Antonio 2014) (successfully

appealed trial court’s denial of motion to dismiss claims against standalone birthing

center) (argued)

Personal Information

Natalie grew up near Baltimore, MD and arrived in San Antonio via Hawaii thanks to her

husband, an active duty senior non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. The

Wilsons have fallen in love with their adopted hometown and could not imagine a better

place to put down roots and raise their family. The Wilsons are active members of the Joint

Base San Antonio community and parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church

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