Monique Jewett-Brewster is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Litigation Department and Financial Institutions and Creditors' Rights Practice Group in the San Jose office, with a primary focus on representing secured and unsecured creditors in the restructuring and enforcement of complex loan transactions in state, district, appellate and bankruptcy courts nationwide.
With nearly two decades of experience, Monique represents creditors in business bankruptcies and in all other aspects of insolvency law. Her clients include:
She also counsels the City of Oakland in its bankruptcy matters.
Monique is Immediate Past Chair of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA), the largest statewide voluntary bar association in the country. As Chair of the Business Law Section (BLS), with 8,000+ members, and 15 different Standing Committees organized by areas of substantive expertise and industry, Monique helps to facilitate activities for publications, programming, legislative and membership constituency outreach. Prior to that, Monique served as Co-Chair of the State Bar of California Business Law Section’s Insolvency Law Committee.
After completing two externships during law school with three bankruptcy judges, Monique completed a two-year post-graduate clerkship with the Hon. Meredith A. Jury, Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California. Thereafter, Monique served on the Bench Bar Liaison Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, working with the court and staff to improve bankruptcy practice in the Northern District.
Monique is passionate about increasing diversity, equality and inclusion in the legal profession. Monique served on the Board of the Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, in addition to serving as the BLS’ Diversity Coordinator for two years. She currently serves as a member of the California Minority Counsel Program’s Ambassadors Council, working to expand CMCP’s outreach and promote the advancement of attorneys of color. She is also a member of the CLA’s inaugural Diversity Advisory Council.