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Shawna Amarnani of Kapilamukamal Llp Selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Shawna Amarnani of KapilaMukamal LLP (St. Petersburg, Fla.) has been selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40,” recognizing 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. This year’s awardees will be formally recognized at ABI’s 2018 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Dec. 6-8 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

As a forensic accountant with KapilaMukamal, Amarnani specializes in bankruptcy consulting, distressed business restructuring, complex business litigation support and fraud investigations. A CPA, CFE and CIRA, she has been an accountant to SEC and FTC receivers, bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries. Amarnani has investigated multi-million- and billion-dollar Ponzi schemes, helping to recover millions of dollars for creditors including fraud victims. Her forensic investigations have included tracing and identification of assets and targets of recovery, identifying and analyzing preferences and fraudulent conveyances, and investigating fraudulent business conduct. She has performed business wind-down services, claims management and distributions, and has acted as an accountant for the purpose of proving the insolvency of debtors. She has participated in multiple leadership programs and enjoys volunteering in her community. Amarnani earned her Bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Florida State University.

“The 2018 ABI ‘40 Under 40’ Class is already advancing the bankruptcy profession forward,” said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. “Each of these remarkable young men and women are attaining achievements not just in their professional careers, but also as leaders in their communities.”

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 via the initiative’s website, through which professionals nominated themselves or a colleague. Membership in ABI was not required, and more than 200 candidates were evaluated. Those selected were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, accounting, consulting, academia, government and more.

Click here to view the full list of the 2018 “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 11,000 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

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