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Lisa Sommers Gretchko Named ABI Vice President-Publications

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Lisa Sommers Gretchko of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (Royal Oak, Mich.) has been named to a two-year term as ABI Vice President-Publications. An ABI member since 1992, Gretchko is an executive editor of the ABI Journal, co-chaired ABI’s Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee and was named ABI’s 2014 Committee Person of the year.

Gretchko is a member of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, where she focuses on bankruptcy and commercial litigation and represents a wide variety of litigants and creditors, both nationally and locally. She has lectured and written extensively on various creditors’ rights issues, including many articles for the ABI Journal. Gretchko also served as secretary and councilmember of the Michigan State Bar’s Real Property Law Section. She has been designated a Michigan Super Lawyer from 2006-17 and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America from 2012-17. In addition, Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2011 recognized her as a Women in the Law honoree. Gretchko has taught bankruptcy and creditors’ rights as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School. She received her B.A. with honors in 1976 from the University of Michigan, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. with honors in 1978 from the University of Detroit.

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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 12,000 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