Cristina A. Mulcahy

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Overview

Cristina Mulcahy is an associate in the firm's Litigation group.  Her legal interests encompass various aspects of natural resource law, including mining and oil and gas, and Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy. Currently, she is assisting with coal mining, commercial and residential foreclosures, and bankruptcy cases.

Cristina received her law degree cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she served as the Organizational Development Chair for the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal.  Recognizing the unique and difficult issues the Southwest faces with water scarcity, the Journal hosted a forum with experts focusing on the regulatory, scientific, and legal issues involving water rights.   In addition, she served as a Research Assistant for Professor Sally Henry and wrote the case law updates for Professor Henry's ABA Publication, The Portable Bankruptcy Code and Rules for 2013 and 2014. Cristina received the Honorable Judge John C. Akard Award for her work in the bankruptcy and commercial law. 

Before attending law school, Cristina worked as a treasury analyst and operational risk specialist at a global corporate investment bank.  She graduated cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, New York, where she was also a member of the Women's Varsity Crew Team.  The team won gold at several regattas, including the 2004-2005 New York State Championships.  Cristina studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland during her sophomore year, and externed at the United Nation's World Health Organization, working on the financial and personnel logistics of placing health care workers in third world countries.

Cristina enjoys playing lacrosse, traveling, and going to art museums.

Education

  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D. cum laude,  2014; Honorable Judge John C. Akard Award, 2013
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 2008; Minors in Economics and Latin American Studies

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico

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Experience

Activities

  • State Bar of New Mexico; Young Lawyers Division; Member, Business Law Section and Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Section

Discourse

Articles

  • "Case Law Update," Portable Bankruptcy Code & Rules, (co—authored with Professor Sally McDonald Henry) 2013, 2014
  • Special Forum, Illiquid State: The Legal State of Water Use, Regulation, and Administration in Texas, sponsored by the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, March 10, 2014

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