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Evan J. Zucker of Blank Rome LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Evan J. Zucker of Blank Rome 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.

Zucker is a senior associate in Blank Rome LLP’s Finance, Bankruptcy and Restructuring group. He concentrates his practice on corporate reorganizations and related complex litigation in national and cross-border matters. Zucker frequently represents foreign representatives in chapter 15 proceedings, creditors’ committees, secured creditors, executory contract parties, and other key parties in interest. Currently, he represents a number of foreign receivers in connection with their asset-tracing and recovery, including the enforcement of judgments, arising from complex cross-border financial fraud.

Zucker is a member of the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Class VII, the Chapter 11 Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of New York, and the Junior Lawyer Training Initiative for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of New York. He also co-chairs Blank Rome LLP’s New York Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the firm’s associate committee. Zucker is an adjunct professor in bankruptcy practice at St. John’s University School of Law. He received his J.D. cum laude from St. John's University School of Law in 2008 and his B.B.A. with high distinction from Emory University in 2005.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Nicholas J. Zluticky of Stinson LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Nicholas J. Zluticky of Stinson LLP (Kansas City, Mo.) 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.

Zluticky represents a broad range of clients in all facets of bankruptcy, receiverships, foreclosures, out-of-court workouts and restructurings. He has experience leading lenders in nationwide cases to banks of all sizes in bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation. Zluticky has worked on some of the largest bankruptcy cases in the country, including representing the debtor in a large bankruptcy dubbed “Transaction of the Year” by the Turnaround Management Association. He represents clients in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including debtors, secured lenders, asset-purchasers, trustees and creditors' committees. He also has represented more than 50 lenders across the country in all areas of workouts and enforcement of commercial loans, including receiverships, foreclosures, replevins, collection actions and lender-liability litigation.

Zluticky writes frequently on recent court decisions in the bankruptcy field, publishing on JD Supra and in the Journal of Corporate Renewal, and he presents regularly at conferences for ABI and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. He received his J.D. with honors from Washburn University and his B.A. in political science from the University of Kansas.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Lindsi M. Weber of Polsinelli PC Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Lindsi M. Weber of Polsinelli PC (Phoenix) 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.

An experienced bankruptcy and commercial litigator, Weber helps clients resolve bankruptcy and financial restructuring issues. She represents chapter 11 debtors, unsecured creditors’ committees, secured creditors and parties to bankruptcy litigation. Weber is a past board member of the Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section and past president of the NextGen Emerging Leaders Board of the Turnaround Management Association’s Arizona Chapter. She also participated as a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges' Next Generation program in 2017. In addition to her time in the bankruptcy courts, Weber also assists clients with complex commercial and business litigation matters in both state and federal courts. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from the Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2007 and her B.A. with honors in business management from the University of Puget Sound in 2001.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Matthew L. Warren of King & Spalding LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Matthew L. Warren of King & Spalding 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. 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.

Warren is a finance partner in King & Spalding’s Chicago office, where he advises clients on restructuring matters with a particular emphasis on distressed-debt and insolvency issues. He represents lenders and bondholders, as well as companies, in connection with restructuring and insolvency-related matters. Warren advises lenders and bondholders in maximizing recoverable value and helps distressed companies navigate through difficult circumstances based on a sophisticated sense of market practice and extensive experience with complex and challenging scenarios. He has been recognized for his work in Bankruptcy and Restructuring by Chambers USA 2019, and Turnarounds & Workouts named him a 2018 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer.

Warren teaches as an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at the DePaul College of Law and regularly speaks and writes on bankruptcy topics. Warren received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2008 and his B.S. summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2005.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Ivan J. Romo Valdovinos of Soeli Consulting Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Ivan J. Romo Valdovinos of SOELI Consulting (Mexico City, Mexico) 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.

Romo Valdovinos has international experience in commercial and labor consultancy, litigation, arbitration and insolvency, which enable him to provide a general perspective of business development all around the globe. He has participated as leading attorney, of counsel and expert witness in some of the most important insolvency cases in Mexico, including REFA Mexicana, Vitro, Mexicana de Aviación, Oceanografía, Altos Hornos de México, ICA and Abengoa, among others. Romo Valdovinos's experience in the energy sector includes solar-power plants, renewable energy, production, transportation, and the refinery of oil and gas and electric energy. He was the CEO for more than four years of Sonpetrol México, a drilling and work-over oil and gas company with more than 50 years of experience in technical assistance, onshore and offshore well and work-over drilling, and geothermal energy and mining.

Romo Valdovinos has presented at conferences and been interviewed on TV in such countries as Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. He also has taught classes in undergraduate, diploma and master’s levels at such prestigious institutions as Escuela Libre de Derecho (where he is joint professor of its insolvency course), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Universidad Panamericana, Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Jurídico, Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Estado de Hidalgo and the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.

He is an active member of the Mexican Bar Association and currently is the sub-coordinator of the Energy Commission. Romo Valdovinos received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, his M.B.A. from ITAM, his Master’s in global management from Tulane University and his Ph.D. from the Insituto de Investigaciones Juridicas UNAM.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Jennifer M. Taylor of O’Melveny & Myers LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Jennifer M. Taylor of O'Melveny & Myers LLP (San Francisco) 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.

Taylor is a partner in O’Melveny’s corporate finance and restructuring practice groups, as well as its Fintech and Emerging Technologies industry groups. She has experience negotiating debt-financing transactions of all varieties, including financings for leveraged buyouts, secured and unsecured working capital facilities, venture-debt facilities and other structured financings, including mezzanine loans, high yield, and DIP financing for debtors in bankruptcy.

In the restructuring realm, Taylor represents clients in connection with workout transactions and chapter 11 reorganizations. She also regularly represents investors in connection with distressed acquisitions of businesses and debt. Taylor has been recognized by Legal 500 (2017) and as a “Rising Star” by both Law360 (2016) and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2014).

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Marc N. Swanson of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC, Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Marc N. Swanson of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC (Detroit) 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.

Swanson is a principal and Bankruptcy Deputy Group Leader at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC in Detroit. In bankruptcy cases throughout Michigan and across the country, he represents debtors, lenders, creditors, equityholders and unsecured creditors' committees. Swanson served as the lead attorney for the City of Detroit in its bankruptcy case. He has experience in the municipal, energy, automotive, banking and building supply industries. In 2018, Swanson was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization. He is also co-chair of the Debtor/Creditor Rights section of the Michigan State Bar Association and vice chair of the Debtor/Creditor Rights section of the Detroit Bar Association. Swanson frequently speaks at restructuring conferences and seminars and publishes articles on insolvency-related topics. He is a member of Leadership Detroit and serves on the board of Cass Community Social Services, a nonprofit based in Detroit. Swanson received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007 and his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2004.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Alexandra R. Schnapp of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Alexandra R. Schnapp of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta) 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.

Schnapp is law clerk to Hon. Wendy Hagenau, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. From 2011-2018, she clerked for Hon. C. Ray Mullins. She regularly encounters a wide array of consumer and business bankruptcy matters, including issues related to claim objections, § 363 asset sales, plan confirmation, dismissal and conversion, and all aspects of adversary proceedings. Schnapp earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. cum laude from Middlebury College. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a litigation legal assistant at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. While in law school, she served as the executive administrative editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, which published her student comment, “COMI Strikes a Discordant Note,” in Volume 27, Issue 1.

Schnapp is an active ABI member and co-chairs its Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee, as serving as the committee’s Membership Relations Director and Newsletter Editor. She remains a frequent contributor to the committee’s newsletter and ABI VOLO circuit court case summaries. Schnapp is on the board of directors for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and serves as its director of communications after serving as newsletter director (2017-2018). She has served on the board of directors for the IWIRC Georgia Network since 2013 as programming co-chair (2013-2014), network co-chair (2015-2016) and director at large (2017-present). Schnapp also chairs the Bench and Bar Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, is a member-at-large on the Atlanta Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section Board of Directors, is co-coordinator for the Atlanta Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program, and is an adviser for the Emory University Bankruptcy Developments Journal Notes and Comments Advisory Committee. She is also on the board of directors for Everybody Wins! Atlanta, an organization devoted to improving the reading skills and nurturing a love of reading in students reading below grade level.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

Tara J. Schellhorn of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Tara J. Schellhorn of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, LLP (Morristown, N.J.) 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.

Schellhorn practices in Riker Danzig's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group and focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring, including the representation of debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, financial institutions, secured lenders, unsecured creditors and other parties in interest in complex chapter 11 cases. Schellhorn also has experience in bankruptcy litigation, including prosecuting and defending nondischargeability, preference and other avoidance actions. In addition, she has significant experience representing clients on complex corporate lending issues, including the representation of indenture trustees in default and bankruptcy situations. Her practice also includes civil litigation in both federal and state courts.

Schellhorn holds leadership positions in a number of bankruptcy and insolvency organizations. A member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), she currently co-chairs the IWIRC-New Jersey Network and is vice director of fall programs for the IWIRC International Board. Schellhorn is currently Education Co-Director of ABI’s ABI Young & New Members Committee and a contributing editor to the ABI Journal, overseeing its “Building Blocks” column. In addition, she is a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Schellhorn is also involved in a number of other organizations, including co-chair of the Morris County Bar Association's Women Lawyers Committee and a member of the board of advisors of the Widener University Commonwealth Law School.

Schellhorn earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2007 and received ABI's Medal of Excellence in 2007 for outstanding performance in her bankruptcy coursework. She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Gettysburg College in 2004.

“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.

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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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

 

 

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