Claire K. Wu of SulmeyerKupetz, APC Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Claire K. Wu of SulmeyerKupetz, APC Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Claire K. Wu of SulmeyerKupetz, APC (Los Angeles) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. Honorees will be recognized at a special virtual ceremony on February 18, 2021.

Wu practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law, focusing principally on the representation of debtors in possession and creditors’ committees in both corporate and individual chapter 11 reorganizations, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, and parties to various adversary proceedings. She specializes primarily in complex chapter 11 matters in Southern California. Prior to joining the firm, Wu clerked for Hon. Robert N. Kwan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Accomplished in both their careers and communities, the 2020 class of honorees is an inspiration for the future of the insolvency community,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to collaborating with this diverse collection of young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities to advance the profession.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Nominations were submitted earlier this year by the candidates themselves or by colleagues via the initiative’s website, More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. The majority of the applicants were partners, directors or managing directors at their firms.

Click here to view the full list of the 2020 “40 Under 40” honorees.


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 11,000 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