Contact: John Hartgen
POLITICAL COLUMNIST RONALD BROWNSTEIN TO SPEAK AT ABI LUNCHEON AT NCBJ’S ANNUAL
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
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
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 www.abiworld.org.
For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.