Professor Jack F. Williams, Resident Scholar, 2008-2009
Prof. Jack F. Williams of the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta is serving throughout 2008 as ABI's Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar. Prof. Williams is the first academic to serve twice in the role; he was the inaugural ABI Resident Scholar when the ABI Endowment Fund created the program in 2001. Prof. Williams teaches at Georgia State University College of Law, where he instructs an assortment of courses, including advanced bankruptcy seminar, bankruptcy and insolvency taxation, business bankruptcy, commercial law (Lending and Payment Systems) and federal, state and local income taxation. A member of Georgia State's faculty since 1991, he has been selected as one of the top 10 bankruptcy academics and one of the top 10 bankruptcy accounting and taxation specialists in the United States. He also teaches at the New York Law School LL.M. Program in taxation, the New York University School of Law Continuing Professional Education Program for the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Prof. Williams has previously taught at the University of Georgia School of Law, St. John's University School of Law in the LL.M. Program and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the ABI Law Review and is a director for BDO Seidman, LLP (New York). Prof. Williams also serves as the resident scholar of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and as a member of the academic board of the Journal of Corporate Renewal, and he is an instructor with the National Association of Credit Managers. Prof. Williams has held positions as the dean of faculty for the American Board of Certification, chairman of the Tax Advisory Committee for the National Bankruptcy Review Commission and judicial law clerk for Hon. William J. Holloway (Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit).