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Professor Charles J. Tabb to Serve as Spring 2014 ABI Resident Scholar

Alexandria, Va. — Prof. Charles J. Tabb, the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois School of Law (Champaign, Ill.), will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the spring 2014 semester. Prof. Tabb teaches bankruptcy, contracts, commercial law, bankruptcy reorganizations, bankruptcy seminars, statutory interpretation, and trusts and estates. He has also published seven books along with dozens of articles and book chapters on bankruptcy law. Prof. Tabb will be based in ABI's Alexandria, Va., offices, assisting ABI with its educational programming and in its role as the authoritative source of bankruptcy information for Congress, the media and the public. Tabb has served as a professor at the University of Illinois School of Law since 1984. One of the nation’s most distinguished scholars and teachers, he was recognized as a Best Professor and as the 2L Professor of the Year, and received the college’s Outstanding University Professor award. He has also served as a visiting professor at the universities of Texas, Colorado, FGV in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Tillburg University in the Netherlands; as a visiting scholar at Cambridge, Nottingham and Shanghai; and as the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgia State University. Prior to joining the staff at the University of Illinois, Tabb practiced bankruptcy and commercial law at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas, where his cases included the Braniff Airways and Continental Airlines chapter 11 reorganizations. Prof. Tabb received his B.A. summa cum laude in economics from Vanderbilt University in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980. If you are a member of the media working on a bankruptcy or insolvency story and would like to arrange to speak to Prof. Tabb, please contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or jhartgen@abiworld.org. ### 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.