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Ronald J. Silverman Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Contact: John Hartgen
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RONALD J. SILVERMAN ELECTED TO ABI’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

April 15, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Ronald J. Silverman of Bingham McCutchen LLP (New York) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1992, Silverman is a member of the ABI Journal’s editorial board and a frequent speaker at ABI events. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

Silverman is a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP in New York, where he represents financial institutions and commercial enterprises in complex financial and commercial transactions, creditors’ rights matters and litigation throughout the United States and abroad. Silverman has extensive experience in a wide range of transactions and creditors’ rights matters, including international restructurings, debtor-in-possession financing, aviation and project finance restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, out-of-court workouts, reorganization and liquidation proceedings, and related litigation. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and is a frequent speaker and author for various journals. Silverman is also a member of INSOL International and the American, Connecticut, Hartford County, New York and International Bar Associations.

Since 2006, Silverman has been noted as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and was also recognized in 2010 by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy/restructuring in addition to being recognized by Turnarounds & Workouts as a “2006 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer.” Silverman has also been included in the Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers since 2007. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and his B.A. with honors from Trinity College.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at http://www.abiworld.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_ABI/Board_of_Directors/Board_of_Directors.htm.
                                                               

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