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Bankruptcy Judge Mary Grace Diehl Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Bankruptcy Judge Mary Grace Diehl (N.D. Ga.; Atlanta) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1992, Judge Diehl is a frequent speaker at ABI events, including the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, where she served as judicial chair, and a contributor to the ABI Journal. She will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors. Judge Diehl was appointed to the bench in February 2004 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to taking the bench, she was a partner in the litigation section of Troutman Sanders LLP, where she chaired its Bankruptcy Practice Group. Judge Diehl has chaired the bankruptcy sections of both the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia, and she is a Fellow in and a member of the American College of Bankruptcy Board of Directors. She was also president of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute and chaired the Women in the Profession Committee of the Atlanta Bar Association. Judge Diehl received the “Woman of the Year in Restructuring Award” in 2008 from the International Women in Restructuring Confederation. In addition, she serves on the Certification Oversight Board for the Turnaround Management Association, and she is a trustee of Canisius College. She was also a member of Emory University’s Board of Visitors from 2008-11, where she is currently an adjunct professor of law. Judge Diehl received her B.A. summa cum laude from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. 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 more than 13,000 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