Maria J. Cho



Maria Cho represents corporate and individual debtors and creditors, including owners and fiduciaries for small and mid-sized businesses, facing distressed financial situations. Maria has focused on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring law since receiving her J.D. and M.B.A. She advises clients in all aspects of Chapter 11 proceedings, including voluntary petitions, 341(a) meetings and preferential transfer actions.

In her first year out of law school, Maria served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Robert N. Kwan and then served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Martin R. Barash of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Maria currently serves as the Young Professional Chair for the Southern California Network of International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) for the 2022-23 term.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California




Goizueta Business School, Emory University
M.B.A. (2018)

Emory University School of Law
J.D. (2018)

University of Southern California
B.A. in International Relations (2014)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Southern California Network — Young Professionals Chair, 2020-21
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