Scott F. Gautier Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Scott F. Gautier Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Contact: John Hartgen
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April 10, 2009, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Scott F. Gautier of Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP (Los Angeles) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 2001 and a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and insolvency issues, Gautier is also the national editor for ABI’s circuit court updates, which are posted on the ABIWorld Web site. He is a former co-chair of ABI’s Bankruptcy Battleground West CLE program. Gautier will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

Gautier is a partner with Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP in Los Angeles, where he is focused on bankruptcy related representation of debtors, creditors, committees, equityholders and acquirers. He is a member of the Financial Lawyers Conference, American Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association. Gautier was named in Chambers USA “America's Leading Lawyers for Business' listings for both 2007 and 2008 and as one of Southern California's 'Rising Stars” by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine from 2005-08. He received his B.A./B.S. from Ohio State University College and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at


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