Hajar was recruited to join Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger, LLP after coming to the attention of one of the firm’s senior partners. She is a member of both its Business Transactions Group and its Restructuring & Insolvency Group.
Hajar attended the University of Charleston on a merit-based full-ride scholarship and graduated summa cum laude in three years.
While in undergrad, Hajar was one of two students selected to engage in an independent study course with the president of the university, which led to her conducting extensive research on alternative energy sources and briefing national energy experts on various issues facing the energy sector in the United States. Hajar was also selected by the university to serve as the Rhodes Scholarship institutional candidate and was awarded the President’s “Outstanding Senior of the Year Award.”
While in law school, which she attended on a partial academic scholarship, Hajar earned several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards awarded to the student with the highest score in each law school class. She also served as a Student Ambassador, Parliamentarian of the academic senate, and on the board of the Women’s Law Caucus.
Hajar is fluent in French and Arabic.
Hajar Jouglaf's recent or notable engagements and experience includes:
In re Morgan Administration, Inc., d/b/a Home Owners Bargain Outlet, Case No. 18-30039 – representing debtor, a popular home-improvement and furnishings retailer, in connection with chapter 11 liquidation in United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
In re Quadrant 4 System Corporation (Case No. 17-19689) and In re World Marketing Chicago, LLC (Case No. 15-32968) – representing liquidating trustees and plan administrators in the prosecution of mass bankruptcy preference claims in various chapter 11 cases.
In re Central Grocers, Inc., Case No. 17-13886 – representing defendants in the prosecution of bankruptcy avoidance claims in United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
In re Chellino Crane, Inc., Case No. 17-14200 – represented debtor in chapter 11 reorganization, where debtor successfully sold substantially all assets to another entity in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.