Douglas E. Deutsch Elected ABI's Vice-President-Education

Douglas E. Deutsch Elected ABI's Vice-President-Education

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Douglas E. Deutsch of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP (New York) has been elected ABI’s Vice President-Education. An ABI member since 1998, Deutsch is a member of ABI’s Board of Directors, a contributor to the ABI Journal and co-chair of the ABI/Bloomberg Distressed Lending Conference and also served as a co-chair of ABI's Mid-Level Professional Program from 2010-12. He succeeds Jeffrey N. Pomerantz of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (Los Angeles), who has been named ABI President-Elect.

A partner with Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Deutsch’s practice focuses primarily on creditor and committee work. He has represented creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors and indenture trustees. Deutsch also represents U.S. and non-U.S. business entities in complex commercial disputes. Deutsch received his B.S. in 1991 from Drew University and his J.D. in 1996 from St. John's University School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the ABI Law Review. After graduation, Deutsch clerked in the Western District of Texas and then worked as an associate at a Texas law firm.  He subsequently returned to St. John's to obtain his LL.M. in Bankruptcy and was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Scholarship. Deutsch is currently an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law in its LL.M. program.

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