Professor Jack F. Williams Returns to Serve as ABI Resident Scholar

Professor Jack F. Williams Returns to Serve as ABI Resident Scholar

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February 19, 2008, Alexandria, Va. — Prof. Jack F. Williams, Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law, returns to serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar throughout 2008. Prof. Williams is the first academic to serve twice in the role; he was the inaugural ABI Resident Scholar when the ABI Endowment Fund created the program in 2001. Prof. Williams will serve in ABI's Alexandria, Va., office, assisting ABI with its educational programming and in its role as the authoritative source of bankruptcy information for the Congress, media and public.

Prof. Williams teaches at Georgia State University College of Law, where he instructs an assortment of courses, including Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation, Business Bankruptcy, Commercial Law (Lending and Payment Systems) and Federal, State and Local Income Taxation. A member of Georgia State’s faculty since 1991, Williams has been selected as one of the top 10 bankruptcy academics and one of the top 10 bankruptcy accounting and taxation specialists in the United States. He also teaches at the New York Law School LL.M. Program in Taxation , the New York University School of Law Continuing Professional Education Program for the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.  Prof. Williams has previously taught at the University of Georgia School of Law, St. John’s University School of Law in the LL.M. program and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Prof. Williams currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the ABI’s Law Review and is a director for BDO Seidman, LLP (New York). Prof. Williams also serves as the Resident Scholar of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and also as a member of the academic board of the Journal of Corporate Renewal, and he is an instructor with the National Association of Credit Managers. He has held positions as the Dean of Faculty for the American Board of Certification, Chairman of the Tax Advisory Committee for the National Bankruptcy Review Commission and judicial law clerk for Judge William J. Holloway (Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit).  Recently, Prof. Williams was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve as a Board Member on the Children and Youth Coordinating Council.

Williams received his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma in 1982 and his J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1985. He is the author, co-author, or contributing author of such books as Volumes 1 and 2: Kennedy, Countryman and Williams on Partnerships, Limited Liability Entities and S Corporations in Bankruptcy; McQueen & Williams on Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (3d ed.);  2005 Bankruptcy Revisions: Implications for Business and Financial Advisors; Terrorist Threat Analysis:  Sharpening the Traditional Threat Formula,collected in Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security(John G. Voeller ed. 2008); Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 2nd(contributing author [four chapters] – William L. Norton, III and Hon. William L. Norton, Jr. eds. 2008); and The Tax Man Cometh:  New York Yankees and Taxes,collected in Courting the Yankees:  Legal Essays on the Bronx Bombers (Ettie Ward ed. 2003).  A prolific writer and speaker, he has written more than 75 published articles, delivered numerous CLE presentations to lawyers and accountants, and appeared as a commentator or resource for numerous print and broadcast outlets.


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