Contact: John Hartgen
JOHN W. AMES NAMED ABI
April 8, 2008
Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces
that John W. Ames of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald PLLC
Ky.) has been selected by
the ABI Board of Directors to be President for the 2008-09 term. He
succeeds Reginald W. Jackson of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
LLP (Columbus, Ohio) and will serve a one-year term that began at
ABI’s 26th Annual Spring Meeting held on April 3-6 in
D.C. He has been an ABI
member since 1985 and has held a seat on the 60-member ABI Board of
Directors since 1996, serving part of that time as Vice President-
Publications and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Ames is a member of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald’s Tax and
Finance Practice Group, and is the Bankruptcy and Workout Team Co-Chair.
He works exclusively in the business reorganization process, both in
chapter 11s and state law workouts. Ames represents debtors and both
secured and unsecured creditors, and has served as a trustee and as
creditors' committee counsel.He received his B.A. in
international affairs from the University of Louisville in 1967 and his J.D.
magna cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Law
Ames is also the Past-Chairman of
the Kentucky Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Past-Chairman of the
Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee and Past Vice President
of the American Board of Certification. He has been named one of the
Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy) from 1989-2006
and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Class of
1999. Ames is also a former captain in the
U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1967-1972.
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ABI’s officers and directors, please visit:
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 11,700 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.