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Gregory W. Fox of Goodwin Procter LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Gregory W. Fox of Goodwin Procter 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.

Fox is a partner in Goodwin Procter LLP’s Financial Restructuring practice in New York, having joined the firm in 2014. His practice covers all matters involving distressed companies, including representing corporate debtors, equity sponsors, secured and unsecured creditors, asset-purchasers, tort plaintiffs, and other stakeholders in large and complex bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court financial restructurings, assignments for the benefit of creditors, commercial financing transactions, commercial litigation, and distressed-debt investments. Fox's practice spans a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, financial services, retail, pharmaceuticals and health care, technology, automotive, telecommunications and education.

Fox was selected as a 2017 “Rising Star in Bankruptcy” by Super Lawyers and was selected to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Next Generation Program in 2014. In 2019, he was honored by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for his work as counsel for client Gibson Brands, Inc. in its chapter 11 restructuring, which TMA named Mid-Size Company Transaction of the Year. Fox received his J.D. magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2006 and his B.S. from Cornell University 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.

 

 

Prof. Pamela Foohey of Indiana University’s Mauerer School of Law Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Prof. Pamela Foohey of Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law (Bloomington, Ind.) 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.

Prof. Foohey joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2014 after two years as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. She chairs the Center for Law, Society & Culture’s advisory board. Prof. Foohey's research centers on bankruptcy, commercial law and consumer law. Her work primarily involves empirical studies of bankruptcy and related parts of the legal system, combining quantitative and qualitative, interview-based research. Prof. Foohey's work in business bankruptcy focuses on nonprofit entities, with a particular emphasis on how churches and other religious organizations use bankruptcy. She is also a co-investigator on the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, a long-term research project studying persons who file bankruptcy that has been the leading empirical study on consumer bankruptcy for the past 35 years.

Prof. Foohey received the Gavel Award in 2017 for outstanding contribution to the graduating class; in 2018, she received the IU Trustees' Teaching Award for excellence in teaching; and in 2019, she received the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor given to IU Maurer School of Law faculty. Prof. Foohey is the current chair of the Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and she is a past chair of the AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law. She is a current member of the executive committees of the AALS Sections on Commercial and Related Consumer Law, Law and the Social Sciences, and Real Estate Transactions, and she co-chairs the Law and Society Association’s Household Finance Collaborative Research Network. Prof. Foohey currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, a peer-reviewed academic law review published by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. She received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard University Law School in 2008 and her B.S. summa cum laude from New York University 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.

 

 

Ashley A. Edwards of Parker Poe Selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Ashley A. Edwards of Parker Poe (Charlotte, N.C.) has been selected for ABI’s “40 Under 40,” recognizing 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.

Edwards has successfully represented creditors in all aspects of commercial debt collection and loss mitigation, including loan restructuring, bankruptcy, litigation, and post-judgment execution. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, national, regional, and community banks, nontraditional lenders, finance companies, lessors, and manufacturers.

Edwards also advises and represents clients from various industries in the purchase and sale of assets under § 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, chapter 11 plan confirmation, and the assumption and rejection of contracts. In particular, she has extensive experience defending national companies against preference and fraudulent transfer actions in a wide variety of jurisdictions.

Edwards also represents clients in a broad range of business litigation in federal and state courts, as well as mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. She has defended principals and officers in derivatives lawsuits and against claims of fraud, embezzlement, and racketeering. She is also experienced in issues related to insider trading and corporate structure.

In addition, Ashley serves on the Advisory Board for ABI’s Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop. She is also a member of Parker Poe's Pro Bono Committee and averages more than 80 hours of pro bono services each year. She focuses her pro bono work with North Carolina's Guardian ad Litem program, through which she represents abused and neglected children. Edwards received her J.D. from Emory University in 2009 and her B.A. cum laude from Wake Forest 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.

 

 

Monique B. Disabatino of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Monique B. DiSabatino of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Wilmington, Del.) 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 attorney in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP and resident in the firm’s Wilmington, Del., office, DiSabatino concentrates her practice on a broad range of commercial bankruptcy, workout and restructuring matters in which she represents debtors, trade creditors, landlords, equityholders and other parties. DiSabatino has served as counsel in many large and complex chapter 11 cases over the years, representing clients in a range of industries including health care, manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and construction and real estate development. She has also served as lead or co-counsel to numerous chapter 11 debtors.

DiSabatino has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA and as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers. She also frequently publishes articles on the subject of bankruptcy and restructuring law in a variety of publications. DiSabatino received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2009 and her B.A. magna cum laude from Lehigh University in 2006.

“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.

 

 

Ryan J. Dattilo of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Ryan J. Dattilo of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (Washington, D.C.) 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.

Dattilo has served as a counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., since 2018, where he is the lead counsel responsible for numerous congressional hearings covering bankruptcy and antitrust, including researching and drafting hearing memoranda, selecting and preparing witnesses, briefing Members of Congress and staff regarding hearing topics, preparing opening statements for the Committee, and drafting proposed questions for the hearing witnesses. Prior to joining the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he served as a counsel to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law for the House Judiciary Committee, where he was the lead counsel responsible for bankruptcy and antitrust legislation favorably reported by the Committee and passed by the House of Representatives. In this capacity, he drafted Committee reports, Member statements, amendment responses and related talking points. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Dattilo was vice president and general counsel to PAR Excellence Systems and an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He received his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 2010 and his B.S. and B.A. in finance and economics from Miami University in 2007.

“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.

 

 

Julie A. Cvek Curley of Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP Selected as One of Abi’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Julie A. Cvek Curley of Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP (Scarsdale, N.Y.) 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.

Curley is a partner at Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP in Scarsdale, N.Y., where she represents debtors in areas of corporate and consumer bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure and mortgage defense, mortgage loan modification and real estate. She has more than 15 years of experience in corporate turnarounds, strategic consulting, financial and operational restructurings, and debtor bankruptcy situations, and has worked with small and middle- market companies and their stakeholders. Curley has extensive experience advising companies in complex debt-restructurings, financings and workouts. She has led numerous § 363 asset sale processes in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and recently became involved in local politics. Curley received her J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2004 and her B.A. in psychology from New York 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.

Bradley Cosman of Perkins Coie LLP Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Bradley Cosman of Perkins Coie LLP (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.

Cosman is a partner with Perkins Coie LLP in Phoenix and distinguishes his legal practice by drawing on his unique financial experience. A former corporate turnaround advisor with FTI Consulting and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), Cosman has experience across multiple aspects of corporate restructuring, including legal, accounting, operational, strategic and financial. He represents constituents throughout the capital stack, including debtors, senior and junior secured lenders, unsecured creditors, principals and guarantors. He has particular experience with privately held and middle-market companies. Cosman is a former chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” He received his J.D. magna cum laude in 2008 from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and his B.S. magna cum laude in both finance and marketing from Arizona State 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.

 

U. Penn’s Wharton School of Business Wins 5th Consecutive Title at ABI Corporate Restructuring Competition

Alexandria, Va. — A team of students from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania took top honors for the fifth consecutive year at ABI’s 16th Annual Corporate Restructuring Competition. The Wharton School bested six other business schools at the competition, which was held on Nov. 15 at the Gleacher Center at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This is the school’s ninth time overall to receive the Bettina M. White Trophy, which is presented each year to the winning team. Students were given just a week to solve a hypothetical complex case and present their proposed solutions to judges representing key industry stakeholders.

A team from Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business at came in second place, while another team from the Wharton School took third. ABI’s Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund provided cash prizes of $6,000, $3,500 and $2,500 for the top three teams, respectively. Other schools competing this year were Columbia Business School, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Michigan State University.

In addition to the case presentations, the competition concluded with awards and a cocktail reception following the final round of the competition. Will Sudgen (Alston & Bird LLP), with assistance from the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, served as the chair of the Corporate Restructuring Competition. ABI thanks the major sponsors of this year’s competition, including Alston & Bird LLP, Brown Rudnick LLP, Conway Mackenzie, Inc. and Stretto.

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

Justin F. Carroll of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Justin F. Carroll of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management (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.

Carroll is a managing director and associate general counsel at Guggenheim Partners in New York. He is a member of the firm’s team that handles transactional legal matters for its investment-management business, focusing on deal negotiation, structuring, investment-management accounts and special-situation analysis, with a primary focus on in- and out-of-court restructurings. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Carroll worked from 2008-2014 as a corporate restructuring attorney at the firm of Jones Day, where he represented various constituencies in restructurings and bankruptcy, including debtors, bank groups, distressed-investment funds, noteholder committees and official creditors’ committees.

Carroll received his A.B. in politics cum laude from Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. At Columbia, he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, executive editor of the Business Law Review and chair of the Moot Court Executive Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater New York, and previously served on the Board of Managers of the Vanderbilt YMCA from 2009-2017, including as chair from 2015-2017. Since 2008, Carroll has served as a volunteer advisor for the YMCA’s Youth & Government program, and in 2016, the YMCA of Greater New York named Carroll as its “Adult Volunteer of the Year.” Carroll is also active in the restructuring and LGBTQ communities, and currently serves as President of workOUT, a national organization of over 150 LGBTQ restructuring professionals.

“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.

 

Jose Carles of Carles Cuesta Abogados Selected as One of ABI’s 2019 “40 Under 40”

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Jose Carles of Carles Cuesta Abogados (Madrid, Spain) 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.

Carles is the co-founder of the Spanish legal boutique Carles Cuesta Abogados in Madrid and co-heads its Business Recovery, Restructuring and Insolvency group. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Restructuring and Insolvency Section of Madrid’s Bar Association (Sección de Reestructuraciones e Insolvencias, ICAM) and of the Cross-border Corporate Insolvency and Commercial Law Research Group from The City Law School (London), and he co-chairs the Legal Tech & Digital Assets Wing of INSOL Europe. He is also a professor in restructuring and insolvency law at ICADE, Universidad CEU San Pablo and Centro Universitario Villanueva. Carles has extensive experience directing and teaching programs and seminars in prisons and detention centers aimed at social rehabilitation. A multilingual attorney, he speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Catalan and Hebrew.

“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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