Thomas B. Fullerton of Akerman LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2022 "40 Under 40"

Thomas B. Fullerton of Akerman LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2022 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Thomas B. Fullerton of Akerman LLP (Chicago) 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. The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony on Dec. 9 at ABI’s 2022 Winter Leadership Conference at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, Calif.

Fullerton is a partner with Akerman LLP’s Bankruptcy Group and a Major in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. His creditor practice includes the representation of traditional banks, loan-servicers, private lenders and commercial landlords in all facets of bankruptcy proceedings, and he represents transferees (including insurance companies/brokers, debt-buyers and individuals) in preference and fraudulent-transfer claims. Fullerton also has performed creditors’ rights litigation for banks and servicers, including mortgage foreclosures, receiverships, mechanics’ liens, and breach-of-note/guaranty and other affirmative matters. As a Judge Advocate in the Army, he is the Deputy Regional Defense Counsel for the Central Region of the 22nd Legal Operations Detachment, and in that capacity he defends soldier-clients who are facing charges and administrative matters, including Article 15s and discharge actions. Fullerton received his LL.M. in Taxation in 2021 from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, his J.D. in 2008 from the University of Dayton School of Law and his B.A. in political science in 2005 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“The 2022 honorees continually display the acumen, energy and passion in both their careers and communities to demonstrate that they are the future leaders of the insolvency profession,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “This year’s class, like those in years past, brings together a widely diverse collection of young leaders who we fully expect will propel ABI and the insolvency community forward.”

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. Now in its sixth year, the goal of ABI’s “40 under 40” initiative is not simply to create a one-time ceremony, but to fully engage those selected as future leaders in the insolvency profession and to build on the initiative each year.

Click here to view the full list of the 2022 “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 10,000 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