AUTUMN D. SPAETH received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California Los Angeles in 1996, and her law degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 2000, where she was Notes Editor of the Southern California Law Review. She also received her Master of Arts in Communication Management from the University of Southern California Annenberg School in 2000. Ms. Spaeth was an associate in the Trial Department of McDermott, Will & Emery before joining Weiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang Ekvall & Strok, LLP, in 2003.
Ms. Spaeth serves as the Co-Chair of the Central District of California Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. She is the immediate past Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section and the Legislative Resolutions Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. She is a member of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, the Federal Bar Association of Orange County, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and the William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court.
Ms. Spaeth was recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine in 2009 through 2012. In 2012 Ms. Spaeth was named one of the Five Top Bankruptcy Attorneys by O.C. Metro Magazine and one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California by Super Lawyers. Ms. Spaeth speaks on the topic of litigation in and around bankruptcy and insolvency. She co-authored, Who is the True Borrower? An Analysis of the Sham Guaranty Defense Reveals a Broad, Fact Intensive, and Total Defense to Deficiency Actions, published by the California Bankruptcy Journal for the 2012 California Bankruptcy Forum.
Ms. Spaeth concentrates her practice on business and bankruptcy related litigation. She is experienced in a wide range of matters including the representation of chapter 7 and 11 trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and receivers. Ms. Spaeth is also experienced in guaranty defense, partnership disputes and intellectual property litigation.