n 2009 the firm established a new practice group to protect the rights of financial services companies, including banks, finance companies, insurance companies and other types of lenders, in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. The group assists lenders in restructurings, workouts, and foreclosures and represents lenders in creditors’ rights and lender liability litigation. The group also assists lenders in bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 in seeking relief from the automatic stay to sell secured assets, negotiating cash collateral agreements, and filing objections to plans of reorganization.