College Mission Statement

The American College of Bankruptcy – Dedicated to the enhancement of professionalism, scholarship, and service in bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice.

College Overview

The American College of Bankruptcy was founded in 1989 and is an honorary public service association of United States and international insolvency professionals who are invited to join as Fellows based on a proven record of the highest standards of expertise, leadership, integrity, professionalism, scholarship, and service to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice and to their communities. The College facilitates the effective domestic and cross-border application of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the administration of justice in the courts through, among other activities, conducting professional educational programs, sponsoring the publication of scholarly reports, and maintaining the National Bankruptcy Archives. The College also funds projects that improve the quality of bankruptcy law and practice, as well as access to justice, in particular through grants by its affiliated Foundation to pro bono legal service programs. Underlying all of its work, the College is dedicated to enhancing professionalism, scholarship service in bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice, and to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and across the insolvency profession.

Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a sustained record of achievement. Candidates are selected by the College’s Board of Regents from recommendations of Circuit Admissions Councils in each federal judicial circuit and Nominating Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.

College Fellows include business and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges and other governmental officials, corporate turnaround specialists, accountants, financial dvisors and academics. Criteria for selection as a Fellow of the College include: the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; community service; and commitment to elevating knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

 

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Leadership

Officers and Board of Directors
Membership Nominations
Standing Committees
Foundation Officers and Board of Directors

Membership

ACB members are judges, lawyers, international fellows, accountants, corporate turnaround specialists, government officials and other professionals who are experts in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Members are selected on an invitation only basis by a Board of Regents, using the ACB Nomination Process.