James Patrick Shea Replaces Bankruptcy Judge Eugene Wedoff as ABI Vice President- Communication and Information Technology

James Patrick Shea Replaces Bankruptcy Judge Eugene Wedoff as ABI Vice President- Communication and Information Technology

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October 15, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that James Patrick Shea of Shea & Carlyon, Ltd. (Las Vegas) has replaced Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff (N.D. Ill.; Chicago) as ABI’s Vice President-Communication & Information Technology. Judge Wedoff stepped down from the position after being appointed to chair the Bankruptcy Rules Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference. An ABI member since 1988, Shea will serve the remainder of Judge Wedoff’s two-year term, which took effect in May. Judge Wedoff remains on ABI’s 60-member Board of Directors.

Shea is a founding shareholder of Shea & Carlyon, Ltd. in Las Vegas, where he focuses on creditors’ rights, insolvency and reorganization. He has represented of a number of hotel‑casinos and airlines, as well as numerous financial institutions. A member of ABI’s Board of Directors, Shea previously served as ABI’s Secretary, was the founding chair of ABI’s former subcommittee on Gaming Insolvencies and Reorganizations and is a past program chair of ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference. Shea is also a 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. 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.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at http://www.abiworld.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_ABI/Board_of_Directors/Board_of_Directors.htm.


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 12,600 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.