Amy Swedberg Receives the 2022 Raeder Larson Public Service Award from the MSBA
July 19, 2022
Amy Swedberg, a partner in the Financial Services Group, received the 2022 Raeder Larson Public Service Award from the Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) on July 19. The award has been presented every year since 2001 and honors members of the Bankruptcy Section for outstanding service to the public through the provision of pro bono legal services and dedication to a system of equal justice for all.
Amy’s award is based, in part, on a recent case in which she successfully pursued a non-dischargeable judgment on behalf of her pro bono client to obtain the return of property wrongfully withheld by a former landlord; the case also resulted in a monetary settlement.
The Raeder Larson Public Service Award is named for Raeder Larson, who served as court lawyer, chief deputy clerk and acting clerk for the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court in the 1970s-1990s. Larson was revered for his knowledge, even temper, and wisdom.
Recognized as a 2020 and 2022 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer by Lawdragon 500, Amy represents lenders and other commercial creditors, asset purchasers, indenture trustees and adversary proceeding defendants with creditor rights and bankruptcy issues. She is an experienced litigator in the bankruptcy courts in Minnesota and other jurisdictions. Amy also assists lenders, bankruptcy trustees, and receivers in commercial real estate foreclosures, litigating fraudulent transfer claims, recovering assets, and negotiating workouts.
In addition, Amy regularly volunteers her time for the defense or pursuit of bankruptcy adversary proceedings for pro bono clients and regularly staffs Volunteer Lawyer Network’s Legal Access Point (LAP) Clinic. Amy also provides pro bono assistance to clients of LegalCORP and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and was a volunteer coach for Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens. Amy is a past chair of the MSBA’s Bankruptcy Section and its Pro Bono Committee and has served as board chair for two nonprofit organizations. She was honored as a North Star Lawyer in 2015-2016 and 2019-2021, a distinction given to lawyers who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year.