James Patrick Shea Named ABI President

James Patrick Shea Named ABI President

Alexandria, Va.  The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that James Patrick Shea of Armstrong Teasdale LLP (Las Vegas) has been selected by the ABI Board of Directors to be President for a one-year term which began during ABI’s 2015 Annual Spring Meeting, held April 16-19. An ABI member since 1988, Shea is formerly ABI’s Vice President-Communications & Information Technology and the founding chair of ABI’s former subcommittee on Gaming Insolvencies and Reorganizations. He is also a chair of ABI's Civility Task Force and a former program chair of ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference.


Shea has more than 30 years of experience advising financial institutions, landlords, vendors and other creditors in business bankruptcy proceedings. He has represented a number of hotel casinos and airlines, as well as numerous financial institutions. A frequent author and lecturer, he is also former chairman of the State Bar of Nevada’s Bankruptcy Law Section and has served as chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and is named in The Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in Nevada and Nevada Super Lawyers. Shea is a graduate of the University of Arizona and the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was the chair of the Moot Court Board and the recipient of the Mitchell C. Nelson Award for legal scholarship.


For a complete list of ABI’s officers and directors, please visit http://www.abi.org/about-us/board-directors.


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 more than 13,000 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.