ABI Launches "40 Under 40" Initiative to Recognize & Honor Tomorrow's Insolvency Leaders Today

ABI Launches "40 Under 40" Initiative to Recognize & Honor Tomorrow's Insolvency Leaders Today

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces the “40 under 40” initiative to identify 40 of the top industry professionals under the age of 40, who will be recognized at the 2017 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, Calif. Nominations will be submitted via the initiative’s website, http://abi40under40.org, through which professionals can nominate themselves or a colleague. Candidates will be distinguished by professional achievements and service and will be selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership.


“We realize that the demographics of our profession are changing,” said ABI President Jeffrey N. Pomerantz of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (Los Angeles). “Our continued success as the community’s leading professional association depends in part on our ability to identify and promote future leaders.”


Candidates will be chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and will represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, accounting, consulting, academia, government and more. A steering committee will establish the criteria for selection, help with outreach to all populations within the insolvency community, select the honorees and plan ways to salute those selected. Membership in ABI is not required.


Members of the steering committee are Trish Redmond (chair), Nina Parker, Soneet Kapila, Katie Coleman, Derek Abbott, Eve Karasik, Doug Lutz, Judge Barbara Houser, Risa Wolf-Smith and Gene Wedoff.


Importantly, the goal is not simply to create a one-time ceremony, but to fully engage those selected as future leaders in the insolvency profession and to build on “40 under 40” each year. In addition, the ABI staff will create a year-round promotional campaign in the ABI Journal and at all of its CLE programs in consultation with the steering committee.


For more information about nominations and the “40 under 40” steering committee, visit http://abi40under40.org/.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.