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This week, we heard from Adam Hirsch, a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs. “He focuses his practice on representing clients across the U.S. in all aspects of bankruptcy, business restructuring and related transactions.” Read more about his practice and experience in his online biography.
What is your favorite clause of the Constitution and why?
A: Article I, Section 8, Clause 4. “The Congress shall have Power . . . To establish . . . uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.” As a bankruptcy lawyer, I’ve always liked that our founding fathers foresaw the need for uniform bankruptcy laws and provided for them in the Constitution more than 230 years ago.
Which celebrity was on the posters you had hanging on your teenage bedroom wall?
A: I wasn’t allowed to have posters hanging on my wall!
What is your favorite restaurant and what’s your favorite thing to order there?
A: Ninfa’s on Navigation in Houston, Texas, where I grew up. I loved going there as a kid, and the chicken fajitas are awesome!
If you could travel back in time and talk to any historical figure about the law, who would you talk to and what would yousay to them?
A: Abraham Lincoln. I’d love to hear his anecdotes, and I would tell him to skip the play.
What’s your favorite book and why?
A: The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett. It tells a great story, and the research that Ken Follett did to tell it is incredible.