Julia May joined HSSM in April of 2015. Her current practice includes both general litigation and bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights.

Prior to joining HSSM, Ms. May was an associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in New York City in its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group where she represented debtors, reorganized debtors, official committees, bondholders, secured and unsecured creditors, equity holders and other significant parties-in-interest in many of the nation’s largest in-court and out-of-court restructurings. During her tenure at KBT&F, Ms. May assisted in a range of representations, including representing Borders Group Inc. and its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 liquidation and the Official Committee of Former Partners in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP bankruptcy case. Ms. May also assisted in representing FHFA, as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in connection with bankruptcy-related issues that arose during FHFA’s securities litigation against 18 banks for securities fraud. Ms. May has extensive experience practicing before the New York and Delaware bankruptcy courts, New York district courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. May earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Williams College in 2003. After college, she worked as a Corporate Governance analyst at the New York Stock Exchange and a paralegal at KBT&F before attending Georgetown University Law Center where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2009. While at Georgetown, Ms. May worked as a research assistant to Professor James Oldham and was a summer associate at KBT&F.

Ms. May is a native of New Jersey and had been practicing in Manhattan since graduating law school and prior to relocating to Charlotte.

Practice Areas


  • Williams College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, 2003
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2009