Professor Jason Kilborn to Serve as Fall 2011 ABI Resident Scholar

Professor Jason Kilborn to Serve as Fall 2011 ABI Resident Scholar

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September 9, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — Prof. Jason Kilborn will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the fall 2011 semester. Prof. Kilborn teaches bankruptcy, secured transactions and corporations at The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and is one of the nation’s leading scholars on comparative law in consumer bankruptcy. He will be based in ABI's Alexandria, Va., office, assisting ABI with its educational programming and in its role as the authoritative source of bankruptcy information for Congress, the media and the public. While at ABI, Prof. Kilborn will serve as co-editor for upcoming books and monographs, including the forthcoming ABI Year in Review in Consumer Bankruptcy. He will also host podcasts at ABI World and serve as a speaker at ABI’s 7th Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference and the 23rd Annual Winter Leadership Conference.
Prof. Kilborn has written several pioneering articles and a book examining developing consumer insolvency systems throughout Europe.  He also co-authored a book on international cooperation in cross-border business reorganization, published by Oxford University Press in 2009. Prof. Kilborn is the lead scholar assisting The World Bank in an ongoing examination of legal regimes for the treatment of insolvency of natural persons, with a global presentation coming this November in Washington, D.C.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, Prof. Kilborn clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before becoming an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, and later joined the Washington, D.C., office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He previously taught at Louisiana State University Law School and as a visiting professor at the University of Texas.


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