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Judge Dennis Dow Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

JUDGE DENNIS DOW ELECTED TO ABI’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

April 27, 2007, Alexandria, Va. The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Dowof the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missourihas been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1997, he is a co-chair of ABI's Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and served on the steering committee for ABI’s BAPCPA program last October. Judge Dowwill serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Dow was a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where he participated in a broad range of cases representing many different types of clients including individual and corporate debtors in proceedings under chapter 7 and 11, and secured, unsecured and priority creditors and lessors in chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 cases. He also tried numerous adversary proceedings and contested matters including preference actions, objections to discharge, dischargeability complaints and objections to confirmation of chapter 11 plans. Judge Dow's practice also included representing purchasers of assets from chapter 11 estates. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Wyoming and his J.D. from Washburn University School of Law, where he was notes editor of the Washburn Law Journal.

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.

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