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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.

 

 

Brandy M. Rapp of Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Brandy M. Rapp of Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP (Roanoke, Va.) 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.

Rapp is a member of the firm's Business Reorganizations and Bankruptcy Litigation group. She has significant experience representing clients in bankruptcy cases, complex business litigation and business transactions, including out-of-court workouts. Rapp has a diverse practice representing debtors, trustees, liquidation trusts, creditors' committees, secured creditors, lessors and unsecured creditors. She has substantial experience in the mining, health care and construction industries.

Rapp has been listed in “Legal Elite - Virginia's Best Lawyers” in Virginia Business since 2017, was The Best Lawyers in America's “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, and was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Roanoke Bar Association in 2014. She also has been recognized in Law & Politics magazine as a Virginia Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights each year since 2009.

Rapp is also an adjunct professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she teaches "Failing Businesses and Potential Remedies: Bankruptcy Practicum." She received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2005 and her B.A. suma cum laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2002.

“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.

 

 

Charissa Potts of Freedom Law, PC Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Charissa Potts of Freedom Law, PC (Eastpointe, Mich.) 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.

Potts is principal attorney at FLPC and is Board Certified by the American Board of Certification. She regularly speaks and writes on important consumer bankruptcy topics, and she is co-chair of the Federal Bar Association's Bankruptcy Committee and on the planning committee for ABI’s Shapero Cup Regional Moot Court Competition. Potts received her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 2006 and her B.A. from Wayne State University in 2003.

“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.

 

 

Russell A. Perry of Ankura Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Russell A. Perry of Ankura (Dallas) 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.

Perry is a senior managing director at Ankura in Dallas and has more than a decade of experience across complex financial situations involving distressed companies, with an emphasis on the U.S. health care market. His financial advisory experience spans interim management, financial statement analysis, financial projection development, liquidity and cash management, M&A support, stakeholder negotiations, balance-sheet recapitalization/restructuring, DIP financing/sourcing, and bankruptcy preparation. Perry’s current and former clients include private and public companies, nonprofit institutions, equity sponsors, secured and unsecured creditors, bond insurance companies, bondholders and other related parties.

Perry received The M&A Advisor’s 2016 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), and holds inactive NASD licenses 7, 65 and 63. Perry has also provided advisory services to clients across the energy (exploration and production) and materials, retail, technology, hospitality, media and real estate industries, and he has extensive Till cramdown interest rate expert witness experience. He received his M.B.A. from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in 2008 and his B.S. in agribusiness at Texas A&M University 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.

 

 

Edward E. Neiger of Ask LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Edward E. Neiger of ASK 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.

Neiger is a managing partner at ASK LLP in New York and previously was a founding partner of Neiger LLP, a full-service bankruptcy and corporate law firm. At Neiger LLP, he represented clients in bankruptcy cases such as Lehman Brothers, American Airlines and General Motors. Prior to Neiger LLP, Neiger was an attorney in the Business, Finance & Restructuring department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he worked on behalf of such debtors as Enron, Worldcom, Global Crossing, Atkins, Parmalat and Vertis.

Neiger is committed to giving back to the community, and while in law school he assisted victims of domestic violence, for which he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award in recognition of his efforts. Neiger has been actively involved in various organizations that provide legal services to those in need on a pro bono basis, including defending low-income tenants in eviction proceedings and helping Holocaust survivors recover monetary damages from the German government. He also worked with the Bankruptcy Assistance Project in helping low-income individuals file chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions, and was presented with awards recognizing its work in 2009 by several New York area bankruptcy judges.

Neiger also regularly lectures on bankruptcy law and preference actions. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. summa cum laude from Touro College.

“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.

 

 

Megan W. Murray of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Megan W. Murray of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney (Tampa, Fla.) 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.

Murray is an associate at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Tampa, Fla., where she represents secured and unsecured creditors, corporations, business owners, goods providers, landlords, tenants and bankruptcy trustees in resolving contract disputes, insolvency and collection proceedings, commercial mortgage workouts and restructurings, asset-based and non-asset-based lending disputes of all types, real property and leasing transactions. In 2019, she was named to the Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, and was also was named among Florida Trend’s 2019 Florida Legal Elite and Up & Comers lists.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Murray practiced commercial litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and insolvency, and real estate and lending transactions at a well-known Tampa Bay law firm. She previously clerked for Hon. Karen S. Jennemann, Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court, and served as a judicial extern for Hon. Judge Thad Collins of the Northern District of Iowa Bankruptcy Court and as a judicial intern for Hon. Judge Jeff Bohm of the Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court.

Murray is a frequent author and presenter on issues relating to bankruptcy, reorganization, creditors’ rights, commercial real estate, Uniform Commercial Code and collection issues. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2011 and her B.B.A. with honors from University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in 2002.

“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.

 

 

Ashley Mcdow of Foley & Lardner LLP Selected as One of Abi’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Ashley McDow of Foley & Lardner LLP (Los Angeles) 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.

McDow is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP in Los Angeles and practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law, focusing principally on the representation of debtors in possession and creditor committees in both corporate and individual chapter 11 reorganizations, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, and parties to various adversary proceedings. McDow serves as an editor on the editorial board of the California Bankruptcy Journal and has authored a number of publications on bankruptcy and commercial law topics, including critical-vendor motions, perfection of security interests in intellectual property and the enforcement of state court judgments in bankruptcy. She also has guest lectured at the University of California Irvine School of Law on insolvency and restructuring matters. McDow was recognized in Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in California in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and as a Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" from 2011-17. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2006 and B.A. from the University of Washington in 2003.

“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.

 

 

David A. Mawhinney of K&L Gates LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that David A. Mawhinney of K&L Gates LLP (Boston) 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.

Mawhinney is an associate in the Boston office of K&L Gates, where his practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency and commercial litigation. He has represented a variety of parties in business and consumer bankruptcy cases, with an emphasis on corporate debtors in chapter 11 and mortgage-holders in chapter 13 consumer cases.

In 2012, while clerking for Hon. Frank J. Bailey at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, Mawhinney helped develop what has become an annual program for the district and appeals court clerks of the First Circuit called “Introduction to Bankruptcy Law and the Bankruptcy System.” This session provides a general overview of bankruptcy law, procedure and jurisdiction, and features insolvency practitioners and bankruptcy judges on the faculty.

In 2018, Mawhinney became a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges “Next Generation” Program. He received his J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2011 and his B.A. summa cum laude from Boston College in 2002. Prior to entering law school, Mawhinney worked as a theater performer in New York City. He is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater Institute in Cambridge, Mass., and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Art Theater in Russia.

“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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