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Lisa G. Beckerman Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Lisa G. Beckerman of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (New York) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1996, Beckerman has been the education director for ABI’s Labor and Employment Committee, a contributor to the ABI Journal and a frequent speaker at ABI events, including the New York City Bankruptcy Conference, where she is a co-chair. She will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors. Beckerman is a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York, where she focuses on corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights in a variety of areas including manufacturing, airlines, retail and health care. She has extensive experience representing debtors and creditors’ committees in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings, is a member of the New York, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. She has been recognized in several leading publications, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Practical Law Company’s (formerly Global 3000) list of top bankruptcy attorneys in the U.S. Beckerman received her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago, her M.B.A. in 1986 from the University of Texas and her J.D. from Boston University. 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 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 For additional conference information, visit