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Evan J. Zucker of Blank Rome LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Evan J. Zucker of Blank Rome LLP (New York) 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 ceremony during ABI’s 2019 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Dec. 5-7 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Zucker is a senior associate in Blank Rome LLP’s Finance, Bankruptcy and Restructuring group. He concentrates his practice on corporate reorganizations and related complex litigation in national and cross-border matters. Zucker frequently represents foreign representatives in chapter 15 proceedings, creditors’ committees, secured creditors, executory contract parties, and other key parties in interest. Currently, he represents a number of foreign receivers in connection with their asset-tracing and recovery, including the enforcement of judgments, arising from complex cross-border financial fraud.

Zucker is a member of the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Class VII, the Chapter 11 Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of New York, and the Junior Lawyer Training Initiative for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of New York. He also co-chairs Blank Rome LLP’s New York Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the firm’s associate committee. Zucker is an adjunct professor in bankruptcy practice at St. John’s University School of Law. He received his J.D. cum laude from St. John's University School of Law in 2008 and his B.B.A. with high distinction from Emory University in 2005.

“This 2019 class of honorees is incredibly accomplished and diverse, and well representative of the multidisciplinary nature of our community,” said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. “We look forward to engaging these young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities, in service to 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 via the initiative’s website, through which professionals nominated themselves or a colleague. Membership in ABI was not required, and more than 350 candidates were evaluated. Those selected were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, accounting, consulting, academia, government and more.

Click here to view the full list of the 2019 “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