Press Release

Martha Wyrick Honored as 2022 Emerging Leader by Turnaround Management Association

September 16, 2022
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) selected Haynes and Boone, LLP Associate Martha Wyrick as its Emerging Leader for 2022. Martha is Chair of the Education Committee for the TMA Houston Chapter and has been involved with the TMA since 2017.

The TMA is a nonprofit that serves corporate renewal and restructuring professionals worldwide. The TMA has an annual awards program, in which it selects dedicated individuals and TMA chapters that go above and beyond for the TMA. Honorees are chosen by the TMA’s Awards Committee, which undertakes a rigorous peer-review selection process. This year’s TMA awards program takes place on Nov. 3 in Boston.

“Emerging leaders bring vibrancy and energy to volunteer organizations, from fresh ideas to cutting-edge technology suggestions. Without these innovative perspectives, an association would flounder,” the TMA stated, adding that the winner in this category can be an active TMA NextGen volunteer or a professional new to the turnaround and restructuring field. “This award honors the dedication of one such individual.”

Martha is a member of Haynes Boone’s Restructuring Section, in which she focuses on all areas of restructuring, including in- and out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy litigation, counterparty insolvency and risk management, distressed M&A, lender representation, creditor representation, and Chapter 11 debtor representation. She has represented clients in a range of industries including oil and gas, energy, construction, and retail, among others. She has also represented various international clients, through Chapter 15 or complex, worldwide, multi-party workouts.

Last month, Martha was also listed in the "Ones to Watch" category of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2023, for Litigation/Bankruptcy.

Haynes and Boone’s Restructuring Section handles issues in large and complex out-of-court financial restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganization cases. The Firm has one of the top-ranked bankruptcy/restructuring teams in Texas, according to Chambers USA 2022 (Chambers and Partners). The section is ranked in Band 1 in Texas with more individually ranked lawyers in Texas than any other Band 1 firm. Chambers states that the firm is “renowned for its work on complex bankruptcy and restructuring cases” and its “tailored advice” to debtors, creditors, and buyers of distressed companies' assets and business operations.