Maria J. Cho



Maria Cho represents corporate debtors and creditors, including mid-sized businesses and publicly held companies, 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 business reorganization, related litigation matters and preferential transfer actions.

Maria also assists real estate and construction stakeholders in dispute resolution, transactions and restructurings.

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
U.S. District Court for the Northern 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


  • Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2023
Awards Methodology
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