Monica Rieder began her career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christopher M. Klein, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of California. Ms. Rieder has extensive experience in bankruptcy cases, in which she represents Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, and secured lenders. Sample representations include the Chapter 11 debtors in In re Sunstone Components Group, Inc. and In re KSL Media, Inc.; the Chapter 7 trustees in In re APX Holdings, LLC and In re Fatburger Restaurants of California, Inc.; and the secured lender in In re Pacifica Mesa Studios, LLC.
Ms. Rieder also has an active practice in commercial and intellectual property matters, including drafting and analyzing patent license agreements and providing advice regarding potential infringement and product defect claims and compliance with state and federal laws.
Ms. Rieder was admitted to practice in the State of California in 2009. She is an active member of the Financial Lawyers Conference and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum.
Ms. Rieder graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Classics in 2005. Her undergraduate education included a year at Royal Holloway, University of London. She received a J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2008.