Francis A. Monaco Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Francis A. Monaco Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Contact: John Hartgen
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April 10, 2009, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Francis A. Monaco, Jr.of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC (Wilmington, Del.)  has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1990, Monaco is a member of the advisory board for ABI’s Mid Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop and co-chairs ABI’s Fraud Task Force. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

A partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC in Wilmington, Del., Monaco’s practice consists largely of representing debtors, creditor committees, individual creditors and other interest-holders, including secured lenders, indenture trustees, government agencies, trade creditors, equipment lessors, landlords, asset purchasers, bondholders and stockholders. Monaco has certifications in business bankruptcy and mediation and is currently a member of the board of directors of the American Board of Certification. Monaco is a member of the Delaware and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the American Bar Association. He received his B.A. from the University of Delaware with high honors and received his J.D. from Villanova Law School.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at


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