Corinne Donohue Adams
Ms. Adams’ practice focuses on bankruptcy and litigation. She represents corporate debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, and trustees in all aspects of their cases.
Prior to joining Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, Ms. Adams served as the term law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Grossman in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. During her federal clerkship, Ms. Adams handled hundreds of matters in cases under Chapters 7, 11 and 13. These matters involved a full range of issues arising under the Bankruptcy Code. As a judicial clerk, Ms. Adams also assisted with mediations in Chapter 11 cases.
Ms. Adams received her J.D., with honors, from St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as an Articles & Notes Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. Through her journal, Ms. Adams published a blog and listserv on the implications of a bankruptcy case on practitioners. She also completed courses through the LL.M. in Bankruptcy program at St. John’s and earned a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Reorganization under Chapter 11. Also at St. John’s, Ms. Adams worked in a debtor-creditor litigation clinic where she represented elderly, low-income individuals. She received a B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, for a double major in government and law and women’s and gender studies from Lafayette College.
St. John’s University School of Law
Dean’s List, Law Review: American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Articles & Notes Editor
- B.A. summa cum laude, Government and Law, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Phi Beta Kappa (national honor society)
Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society)
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States of America
- Hon. Robert E. Grossman, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York, Term Law Clerk, 2012 – 2013
- Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP, Law Clerk, 2011 – 2012
- St. John’s Elder Law Clinic (debtor-creditor litigation clinic), Legal Intern
- Hon. Scott Fairgrieve of the Nassau County District Court, Judicial Extern
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Walter Chandler American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Reporter / CLE Chair (2015-2016), Executive Committee Program Chair (2016-2018), Executive Committee Secretary/Treasurer (2018-2019), Executive Committee Secretary (2019-Present)
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Greater Maryland Network, Membership Committee (2014), Communications Committee and Newsletter Co-Editor (2014-2016), Director and Communications Committee Co-Chair (2016-2018), Secretary (2018–2019), Vice Chair (2019-Present)
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation – DC Network, Communications Committee Co-Chair (2016), Programming Committee Co-Chair (2017), Secretary (2018-Present)
Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
Maryland State Bar Association
Anne Arundel Bar Association
Panelist, “What’s Hot with Executory Contracts?”, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association in Maryland
Speaker, Remarks for acceptance of International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s Rising Star Semi-Finalist Award, 25th Annual Fall International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Conference in Texas
Panelist, “So you want to be the Liquidating Trustee or Distribution Agent?”, Walter Chandler American Inn of Court in Washington, D.C.
Panelist, “Consumer and UST Ethics Issues: Bankruptcy Billing, Bundling and the Upright Decision”, 14th Annual American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Conference in Pennsylvania
Speaker, Remarks at Judicial Investiture for United States Bankruptcy Judge in Virginia, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation in Virginia
Speaker, “Serving the Insolvent or Bankrupt Client and Getting Paid”, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts in Maryland
Panelist, "Employment and Benefit Issues: Rejection of Employment Contracts & Effect on Non-Compete Clauses - Bankruptcy Code § 365", Walter Chandler American Inn of Court in Washington, D.C.
Panelist, "Pathways to Success in Individual and Small Business Chapter 11 Cases", United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York in New York
Panelist, "Behind the Scenes: Roundtable Discussions with Bankruptcy Judges", Suffolk Academy of Law in New York
Panelist, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and St. John's University School of Law's Duberstein Competition, St. John's University School of Law in New York
Maryland Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list: Selected for inclusion in the area of Bankruptcy: Business, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
Awarded International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s Rising Star Semi-Finalist Award
Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Reorganization under Chapter 11 and Drafting: Contracts
Awards for Excellence in Introduction to Bankruptcy Practice: Case Analysis, Elder Law Clinic (debtor-creditor litigation clinic), Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Environmental Law, and General Externship Seminar
Award recipient of “Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals: Honoring 30 Young People under the Age of 30” from the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce
Participated in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Next Generation program in 2019
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, representing Chapter 7 clients
"Stopped Payments as Avoidable Unauthorized Post-Petition Transfers", American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (August 2018)
Frenville Overruled; Claims Arise Upon Exposure in the Third Circuit, ABI Bankruptcy Case Blog (Dec. 1, 2010)
Frenville Overruled; Claims Arise Upon Exposure in the Third Circuit, ABI Business Reorganization Listserv (Nov. 24, 2010)