Texas Tech University

Sally McDonald Henry

John E. Krahmer Banking and Commercial Endowed Professor of Law

Email: sally.henry@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2417

Sally McDonald Henry is a professor of law who specializes in commercial law, corporate law, banking, bankruptcy, and related litigation. Before coming to Texas Tech, she practiced law for almost thirty years, first as an associate and then as a partner in the corporate restructuring department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a worldwide corporate law firm.

Her practice included serving as counsel for a number of debtors and creditors in high-profile cases throughout the United States. She has served as counsel to the debtor-in-possession or trustee in oil trading cases, retail reorganization cases, real estate development cases, and commodity trading cases, among others. She also has represented secured and unsecured creditors and distressed asset-purchasers in numerous high-stakes matters. In addition, she has counseled numerous boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, their fiduciary duties, and high-stakes transactions.

In 2003, she won a city-wide award from the Legal Aid Society of New York for her outstanding pro bono work. She is the co-author of Ordin on Contesting Confirmation and sole author of its annual updates, the editor of the annual Portable Bankruptcy Code published by the American Bar Association, and numerous other books and articles. Moreover, she has lectured on corporate and cross-border debtor-creditor issues throughout the world.

She is a graduate of Duke University and of the New York University School of Law, where she won a number of awards for her scholarship. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the Southern District of New York, as well as a number of the federal courts of appeal.

View Professor Henry's CV here.

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  • B.A., Duke University
  • M.A.T., State University of New York at Binghamton
  • J.D., New York University


  • Advanced Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Banking

Recent Publications

The General Motors' Recalls at the Dangerous Intersection of Chapter 11, Article 9 and TARP, 85 Cin. L. Rev. 131 (2017).

Chapter 11 Zombies, 50 Indiana L. Rev. 580 (2017).

Paying to Play in Chapter 11, 17 Mich. State J. of Bus. & Sec. L. 113 (2017).