Michael L. Bernstein Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Michael L. Bernstein Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Contact: John Hartgen
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May 21, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Michael L. Bernstein of Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, D.C.) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1994 and a contributing author to theBankruptcy in Practice, Fourth Edition, Bernstein also regularly contributes articles to the ABI Journal. He is a co-chair of ABI’s Labor and Employment Committee and frequently speaks on labor issues in bankruptcy at ABI events. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

Bernstein is chair of Arnold & Porter LLP’s national bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, bondholders, investors, asset-purchasers, debtors and other parties in a wide variety of bankruptcy and workout matters, and in related litigation throughout the United States. He is consistently distinguished as one of the top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers in Washington, D.C., by Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business. He has testified before Congress as an independent expert on the status of collective bargaining agreements, retiree and pension benefits, and executive compensation in bankruptcy. Bernstein received his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

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.


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 12,600 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.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.