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Reginald W. Jackson Named ABI President

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REGINALD W. JACKSON NAMED ABI PRESIDENT

April 19, 2007, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Reginald W. Jackson of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP (Columbus, Ohio) has been named President by the ABI Board of Directors. He succeeds Judge Wesley Steen as ABI President and will serve a one-year term that began at ABI’s 25th Anniversary Annual Spring Meeting held on April 12-15 in Washington, D.C. Jackson has been an ABI member since 1992 and has served on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors since 2002. He was an At Large Member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Editor of the ABI Journal and a member of the ABI Law Review Advisory Board.  

Jacksonis a partner at Vorys, Sater and has practiced for 26 years in the corporate restructuring, workout and bankruptcy areas with an emphasis on representing secured creditors, creditors' committees and debtors in chapter 11 reorganization proceedings and workouts. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, having been inducted in 2001. Jackson received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1980 and his B.A. from Cornell University in 1977.

Jackson is also a member of the Columbus Bar Association, where he has served on the Board of Governors and for which he served as the chairman of its Bankruptcy Committee from 1990-92; a former member of the American Bar Association (member, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Chapter 11 and Executory Contracts Subcommittee); the Ohio State Bar Association, where he serves as District 7 Representative on the Board of Governors and was on the Council of Delegates for 2002-05; and the Ohio State Bar Foundation, for which he served as president in 2001. Jackson has been named one of “America's Top Lawyers” by Black Enterprise Magazine.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at

http://www.abiworld.org/Content/NavigationMenu/AboutABI/BoardofDirectors/Board_of_Directors1.htm

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