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Spencer M. Ware of AlixPartners LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Spencer M. Ware of AlixPartners 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. Honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony during ABI’s 2019 Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Dec. 5-7 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Ware is a director in the New York office of AlixPartners. He has more than 15 years of experience in the development of comprehensive business solutions for corporate restructurings and reorganizations. As part of domestic and international teams, Ware has represented and negotiated with key stakeholders, including government entities, corporations, joint ventures, boards, senior executives, and creditors ranging from banks to suppliers. He has served in a number of industry and nonprofit leadership positions ranging from Haverford's alumni president to trustee at the Turnaround Management Association. Ware is an author and a frequent speaker on the topic of corporate restructuring and was awarded the Future Leader of the Year Award by the New York Institute of Credit. He received his B.A. in economics from Haverford College in 2001 and also attended the London School of Economics.

“This 2019 class of honorees is incredibly accomplished and diverse, and well representative of the multidisciplinary nature of our community,” said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. “We look forward to engaging these young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities, in service to 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 via the initiative’s website, through which professionals nominated themselves or a colleague. Membership in ABI was not required, and more than 350 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 2019 “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