Asher Hawkins was admitted to practice in New York in January 2015. Prior to joining Frank LLP, he served a postgraduate judicial clerkship with the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department.
Mr. Hawkins graduated magna cum laude from New York Law School in 2014. He was an Articles Editor for the New York Law School Law Review, and received the school’s top writing award for his final-year note. In addition, his paper about securities-related fraudulent conveyance litigation won first place in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2014 Law Student Writing Competition.
Mr. Hawkins was employed full-time as a legal journalist both prior to and throughout law school, which he attended as an evening student. He has been a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine and a Reporter and Associate Editor at two American Lawyer Media publications; his journalistic work has also been published by Newsweek magazine and by Condé Nast’s Ars Technica website.
Mr. Hawkins received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Mr. Hawkins regularly volunteers at the New York City Bar Association’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project, and at Brooklyn’s Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office, a clinic for low-income consumer debtors held weekly at the Kings County Civil Courthouse.
J.D., New York Law School, 2014
Magna Cum Laude
Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award
Best Note, Law Review
Law Journal: New York Law School Law Review
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2004
Editorial Board: The Daily Pennsylvanian
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2016
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2016
- Piloting Through §546’s Safe Harbors in the Wake of Lyondell, Tribune and Barclay’s,
ABI Journal, June 2014
- The Least “Constructive” Provisions?: Analyzing the Bankruptcy Code’s Codified Canons,
59 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 625 (2014–2015)
- Spokeo's Federalism Problem,
Law360, Aug. 8, 2016 (co-author)