Kayla D. Britton of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Kayla D. Britton of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Kayla D. Britton of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Indianapolis) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. Honorees will be recognized at a special virtual ceremony in February 2021.

As a partner in the firm’s Indianapolis office, Britton provides general and transactional representation to mid-sized businesses and publicly held companies. She represents debtors, creditors, committees and other interested parties in bankruptcy, including national chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. She also advises companies and boards of directors on prebankruptcy contingency planning, working to develop out-of-court solutions while also laying the necessary foundation for a successful bankruptcy proceeding if necessary.

Britton has experience advising chapter 11 debtors in the agribusiness, real estate, for-profit college, finance and manufacturing industries. She also represents clients in defending avoidance actions, advising on debtor-in-possession credit facilities, and in working with potential buyers navigating the Section 363 sale process. In addition to ABI, Britton is a member of Executive Women in Finance, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Indianapolis Bar Association in both its Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section and Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Section, and she volunteers for a number of civic organizations around Indianapolis. Britton earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her Juris Doctor from Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

“Accomplished in both their careers and communities, the 2020 class of honorees is an inspiration for the future of the insolvency community,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to collaborating with this diverse collection of young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities to advance the profession.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Nominations were submitted earlier this year by the candidates themselves or by colleagues via the initiative’s website, http://abi40under40.org. More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. The majority of the applicants were partners, directors or managing directors at their firms.

Click here to view the full list of the 2020 “40 Under 40” honorees.


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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.