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Professor Kara Bruce to Serve as ABIs Fall 2013 Resident Scholar

Alexandria, Va. — Prof. Kara Bruce of the University of Toledo College of Law (Toledo, Ohio) will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the fall 2013 semester. Prof. Bruce teaches business bankruptcy and commercial law courses, including secured transactions and commercial paper, and her research focuses on bankruptcy law and the extent of judicial authority, in particular. She will be based in ABI’s Alexandria, Va., office, and will assist ABI with its Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. She will also work on educational programming and serve as an authoritative source of bankruptcy information for Congress, the media and the public. Before joining the faculty at the University of Toledo College of Law, Prof. Bruce was in practice in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Chicago, where she represented clients in complex business reorganizations and commercial litigation matters. She also maintained an active pro bono practice, handling matters in the fields of consumer bankruptcy, immigration and appellate law. Prof. Bruce received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Tulane Law School. ### 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