Esteemed Political Columnist Ronald Brownstein to Speak At ABI Luncheon at NCBJs Annual Meeting

Esteemed Political Columnist Ronald Brownstein to Speak At ABI Luncheon at NCBJs Annual Meeting

Contact: John Hartgen
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April 21, 2008, Alexandria, Va. — Ronald Brownstein, the political director for Atlantic Media Co. and a political columnist, will keynote the ABI luncheon during the annual meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) on Sept. 26, 2008, in Scottsdale, Ariz. A former political correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, Brownstein oversees political coverage for Atlantic Media’s publications, including the Atlantic, National Journal, the Hotline and Congress Daily. He writes a weekly column on politics and policy that appears simultaneously in National Journal and the Los Angeles Times, in addition to writing articles for the National Journal and The Atlantic. Brownstein is the author or editor of six books, including his most recent work, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, published last year.

Brownstein has twice been named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, receiving recognition for his coverage in the Los Angeles Times of both the 1996 and 2004 presidential campaigns. From 1990 through 2007, Brownstein served as the national political correspondent and a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He also served as chief political correspondent and columnist for U.S. News and World Report in 1998.

Brownstein graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1979 with a degree in English Literature. He is the recipient of several journalism awards, including the “Excellence in Media” award from the National Council on Public Polls in 2005, and the journalist of the year award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2005. In 2007, the American Political Science Association presented Brownstein with its “Carey McWilliams” award, the organization’s highest award for lifetime journalistic achievement.

To attend the ABI luncheon featuring Ronald Brownstein at the NCBJ conference on Sept. 26, please contact John Hartgen at 703-739-0800 or [email protected].



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 11,700 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