Rachael Ringer of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2021 "40 Under 40"

Rachael Ringer of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2021 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Rachael Ringer of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (New York) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony to be held on Dec. 10 at ABI’s 2021 Winter Leadership Conference at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Ringer is a partner at Kramer Levin, where she has played a prominent role in advising on many of the largest bankruptcies and restructurings in recent years across a diverse range of industries, including transportation, retail, financial services, oil and gas services, biopharmaceuticals, shipping and health care. She handles high-stakes and complex bankruptcy matters on behalf of creditors’ committees, bondholders and companies. Chambers USA recognized Ringer as an up-and-comer in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring field in 2021. She also was named one of Turnarounds & Workouts’ 2020 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers, one of Law360’s 2020 Rising Stars and one of M&A Advisor’s 2019 Emerging Leaders. She also was a finalist in Bankruptcy Litigation for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star Award, and she has been named a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star every year from 2017-2020. Ringer received her J.D. cum laude from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2010, when she also received the ABI 2010 Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy. She received her B.A. with high distinction in 2007 from the University of Michigan.

“The 2021 honorees are a testament to the future of the insolvency profession, with exemplary accomplishments in both their careers and communities,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to this diverse collection of young leaders propelling ABI's full range of activities forward to advance the profession.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Nominations were submitted earlier this year by the candidates themselves or by colleagues via the initiative’s website, http://abi40under40.org. More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. The majority of the applicants were partners, directors or managing directors at their firms.

Click here to view the full list of the 2021 “40 Under 40” honorees.


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 nearly 10,000 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.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.