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John Lucas of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones Selected to ABI’s Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that John Lucas of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones (San Francisco) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 2011, Lucas is a member of the ABI Ethics and Professional Compensation and Young and New Member Committees and is a frequent speaker at ABI events. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

Lucas represents debtors, creditors’ committees, creditors, trustees in chapter 11 cases and companies in out-of-court restructurings with an emphasis on transportation, financial products, food services, retail, automotive and technology. He is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2004, where he was a member of the Oregon Law Review. Lucas is admitted to practice in California and New York.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at


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