L. Alexandra Hogan Named Vice-chair of N.E. Division of the IWIRC
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield-based law firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., today announced that attorney L. Alexandra Hogan has been appointed as the new vice-chair of the New England division of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). In 2012, Hogan was voted in to join the organization’s board of directors. The New England IWIRC is a networking organization pursuing the goal of creating a vibrant community of restructuring practitioners from every discipline. For more than two decades, IWIRC has been connecting women worldwide through a global membership of more than 1,200 attorneys, bankers, corporate-turnaround professionals, financial advisors and other restructuring practitioners. “IWIRC provides valuable networking opportunities and leadership roles on a global and local level,” said Hogan. “Whether members are just beginning their careers or they are looking to take their profession to the next level, IWIRC has a platform to help them get there. I am proud to serve on the board of an organization devoted to improving the professional opportunities for women in my field and I’m excited to take my own involvement with the organization to the next level as the vice-chair for the New England division.” Hogan concentrates her practice primarily in bankruptcy, litigation and business law. She graduated from Western New England University School of Law in 2008 with cum laude honors and from Bay Path University with summa cum laude honors in 1996. For the years 2011-2014, she has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and a Top Woman Attorney. She also currently serves as vice chair of the Hampden County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Division.
Hogan volunteers to the Financial Literacy Program for U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Boston Bar Association to aid high school students in personal finance and also provides pro bono services through the Law Consortium for Western Mass.