Katharina Earle



A native of Berlin, Germany, Katharina Earle now lives and practices law in the United States. As a member of Faegre Drinker’s finance and restructuring group, she focuses her practice primarily on corporate restructurings, bankruptcy and other insolvency-related matters. She regularly represents debtors, creditors, investors and other interested parties across various industries in both in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including Chapter 11 proceedings and assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABC).

In addition, Katharina counsels international companies that are seeking to establish a presence in the United States. Katharina is fluent in German and English and possesses a working knowledge of French.

Prior to entering private practice, Katharina served as a law clerk to the Hon. Mary F. Walrath and the Hon. Kevin Gross at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. During law school, Katharina completed a three-semester internship with the Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Katharina enjoys traveling, reading and practicing yoga.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware


U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Hon. Mary F. Walrath, 2015-2016
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Hon. Kevin Gross, 2015-2015




Widener University Delaware Law School
J.D. cum laude, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (bluebook editor) (2015)

Widener University Delaware Law School
LL.M. in Corporate Law and Finance (2007)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover, School of Law
German First State Examination in Law (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • “Turnover of Property of the Estate”
    Co-author, sections 542 & 543 in Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (2018 & 2019 editions)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Represented pro bono client in estate matters

Professional Associations

  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) Philadelphia — Member of GACC NEXT Leadership Team, 2020-present
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) — Co-chair of IAPP Knowledge Net, Delaware Chapter, 2020-21

Civic Activities

  • International Women’s Club of Philadelphia


  • William Prickett Scholarship in Corporate & Business Law, 2014-15
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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