Vedder Price

Arlene N. Gelman

Shareholder

Arlene N. Gelman is a Shareholder at Vedder Price in the firm's Commercial Litigation and Corporate Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Insolvency groups. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Creditors' Rights and Collections group.

Ms. Gelman concentrates her practice in the representation of lenders, large equipment lessors and other creditors in U.S. state, federal district, appellate and bankruptcy courts, including prosecuting numerous breach-of-contract and replevin actions and representing the interests of secured and unsecured creditors in various state courts and in bankruptcy matters.

Ms. Gelman is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A., with distinction, 1989) and Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1994), where she was an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar. Ms. Gelman also served as a staff attorney to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald Barliant, Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene Wedoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; and Law Clerk to the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Gelman presented the secured creditor’s perspective as a speaker and panelist in the program "Triage for the Financially Distressed Business," hosted by the Committee on Business Bankruptcy and the Committee on Corporate Governance at the American Bar Association’s 2009 Annual Meeting.

 Ms. Gelman recently spoke as a panelist on the topic of forbearance agreements at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's 2017 Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition.

Ms. Gelman has been selected by her peers from 2013 to 2017 as a Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Workout: Commercial and Creditor’s Rights/Commercial Collections. In addition, Ms. Gelman received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Arlene N. Gelman

Shareholder

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1989, with distinction

Arlene N. Gelman

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2016

Affiliations

  • Member, The Illinois State Bar Association

  • Member, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

  • Member, The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)

Arlene N. Gelman

Shareholder