Brittany S. Ogden, Partner


Brittany Ogden is the chair of our Wisconsin Office's Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditor's Rights Practice Group.

Brittany focuses her practice in business and commercial litigation, receiverships, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights matters. She has experience representing finance and leasing clients, assisting secured creditors, unsecured creditors, loan servicers, debtors, creditor committees, and trustees in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, Chapter 128 receiverships, state and federal court matters, including commercial foreclosures, workouts, collections, and lender liability actions. She also has significant experience in representing clients in the agricultural industry.

Some of Brittany's most recent bankruptcy and litigation experience includes:

  • Representation of numerous lenders and business owners in obtaining civil theft, conversion and non-discharge judgments.
  • Representation of financial institutions and businesses in various contested bankruptcy cases, including but not limited to alleged automatic stay violations, WCA, FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA claims, preference actions, and discharge violations.
  • Representation of equipment leasing company’s interest in bankruptcy regarding assumption/rejection issues and lease recharacterization claims.
  • Representation of secured creditors with enforcement and recovery of equipment and judgments in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Dismissal of FDCPA action against a loan servicer in federal district court;
  • Litigation of stay relief and contested plan issues in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving manufacturing business.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.A., 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2000

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor: “Business Law II” – Edgewood College (2012-present)
  • Adjunct Professor: “Business Law I” – Edgewood College (2010-present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member)
  • Iowa County Humane Society (Past Board Member)
  • James E. Doyle American Inns of Court (Member)
  • Lease Enforcement Attorney Network (LEAN) (Member)
  • MAGNET, Past Board President (Past Board Member)
  • Special Olympics Wisconsin (Board of Directors)
  • Wisconsin Association for Equipment Lessors (WAEL) (Member)
  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA); (Member, Legal Committee 2013, 2014, 2015); (Service Provider Committee Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2019-present: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers®: 2016-Present (Business Litigation)
  • Athena Young Professional Award (2010)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® Rising Stars: 2006 - 2012, 2014
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