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Prof. G. Ray Warner Receives Prestigious ABI Service Award

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute presented Prof. G. Ray Warner of St. John's University School of Law with its highest membership award, the ABI Annual Service Award, at the 31st Annual Spring Meeting. The Service Award is presented to the ABI member whose contributions over the past year have been extraordinary, as determined by ABI’s Advisory Board of past presidents. An ABI member since 1991 and a member of ABI’s Board of Directors, Warner has served as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar and is a frequent contributor to the ABI Journal. He serves as co-advisor to the ABI Law Review and heads the national Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, both of which are co-sponsored by St. John's and ABI. Prof. Warner is the Associate Dean for Bankruptcy Studies at St. John's. Prior to joining the St. John's faculty in 2003, he was the William P. Boreland Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Prof. Warner also serves as Of Counsel to the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He has consulted in numerous major bankruptcy and consumer law cases, and he represented the bankruptcy trustee before the U.S. Supreme Court in a 9-0 victory in Fidelity Financial Services Inc. v. Fink, 522 U.S. 211, 118 S.Ct. 651, 139 L.Ed.2d 571 (1998). He is also former chair, dean and founder of the American Board of Certification. ### 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