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Stephen D. Lerner Elected to ABI's Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Stephen D. Lerner of Squire Patton Boggs (Cincinnati) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1990, Lerner is the program chair of the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar and a frequent speaker at ABI conferences. He is also active on four ABI membership committees. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors.

Lerner is the global chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group. He has an extensive national and cross-border restructuring practice in which he represents debtors, committees of unsecured creditors, secured and unsecured creditors, directors and acquirers of troubled businesses in chapter 11 reorganization cases, chapter 9 municipal restructurings, chapter 15 cases and out-of-court restructurings throughout the U.S. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, for which he has served as the Regent for the Sixth Circuit and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Since 2004, Lerner has been named one of Ohio’s top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers have named Stephen one of a handful of bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers in the U.S. to receive a Star Individual ranking. He received his Bachelors and Master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1985.

The complete list of directors and officers is available at


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 12,000 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