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Matthew L. Warren of King & Spalding LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Matthew L. Warren of King & Spalding LLP (Chicago) 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 ceremony during ABI’s 2019 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Dec. 5-7 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Warren is a finance partner in King & Spalding’s Chicago office, where he advises clients on restructuring matters with a particular emphasis on distressed-debt and insolvency issues. He represents lenders and bondholders, as well as companies, in connection with restructuring and insolvency-related matters. Warren advises lenders and bondholders in maximizing recoverable value and helps distressed companies navigate through difficult circumstances based on a sophisticated sense of market practice and extensive experience with complex and challenging scenarios. He has been recognized for his work in Bankruptcy and Restructuring by Chambers USA 2019, and Turnarounds & Workouts named him a 2018 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer.

Warren teaches as an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at the DePaul College of Law and regularly speaks and writes on bankruptcy topics. Warren received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2008 and his B.S. summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2005.

“This 2019 class of honorees is incredibly accomplished and diverse, and well representative of the multidisciplinary nature of our community,” said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. “We look forward to engaging these young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities, in service to 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 via the initiative’s website, through which professionals nominated themselves or a colleague. Membership in ABI was not required, and more than 350 candidates were evaluated. Those selected were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, accounting, consulting, academia, government and more.

Click here to view the full list of the 2019 “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 For additional conference information, visit