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Bankruptcy Judge Hannah Blumenstiel Elected to ABI's Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Bankruptcy Judge Hannah L. Blumenstiel (N.D. Cal., San Francisco) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 2007, Judge Blumenstiel is the judicial chair of the Bankruptcy Battleground West conference and a member of ABI’s Asset Sales, Bankruptcy Litigation and Business Reorganization Committees. She will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit appointed Judge Blumenstiel to the bankruptcy bench on February 11, 2013. Prior to her appointment, Judge Blumenstiel was an associate (2003-08) and then a partner (2008-12) with Winston & Strawn LLP, where she focused her practice on creditors' rights litigation in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court. From 2001-03, Judge Blumenstiel was an associate with Murphy Sheneman Julian & Rogers LLP, where she represented debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. She clerked for Hon. Charles M. Caldwell of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Eastern Division) from 1998-2001. From 1997-98, Judge Blumenstiel represented the State of Ohio's interests in bankruptcy cases as an Assistant Attorney General with the Revenue Recovery Section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. She earned her J.D. from Capital University Law School in 1997 and her B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1992.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at


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 nearly 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 For additional conference information, visit