Jay M. Goffman Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Jay M. Goffman Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Contact: John Hartgen
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April 15, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Jay M. Goffman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 2003, Goffman has served as the co-chair for ABI’s New York City Bankruptcy Conference and is a frequent speaker at ABI events. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.
Goffman is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and co-head of its Corporate Restructuring Group, where he represents public and private corporations in out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases for U.S. and international companies. He has also represented financial institutions, creditor committees, bank groups, bondholders, equity-holders, investment funds and investors in all types of distressed investments. Goffman was a pioneer in the use of pre-packaged and pre-arranged restructuring and is widely regarded as one of the leaders in the field. He also advises officers and directors of public companies involved in debt restructurings and on matters related to corporate governance and fiduciary duty.
Goffman has been included in, among others, Turnarounds & Workouts (top 10 U.S. bankruptcy attorneys), Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers and The Deal: Super Lawyers, and has been the recipient of several awards including the “2009 M&A Advisors Award for Out-of-Court Reorganization of the Year” and the “2009 M&A Advisors Real Estate Restructuring of the Year Award.” In addition, he recently was named among “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” by The National Law Journal. Goffman received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the University of North Carolina Law Review.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 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.