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Samuel J. Gerdano

Executive Director

Current Position

American Bankruptcy Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314

Class: XII (2001)Circuit: Fourth


Syracuse University, B.A., magna cum laude (1977)
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude (1983)
Admitted to practice, Federal and local courts of District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Career

Executive Director, American Bankruptcy Institute (1991-)
Chief Counsel and Staff Director, Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (1985-91)
Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration (1983-85)


American Bankruptcy Institute
Association of Continuing Legal Education Administrators
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
International Bar Association, Committee J
Federal Bar Association


American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Editor-in-Chief
Editor and Advisor various ABI publications
Report of the Federal Courts Study Committee 1990 Contributor
Who Killed the Constitution? Regnery 1988 Contributor
Author and CLE lecturer on bankruptcy for bar and other associations.


American Bankruptcy Institute, Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator's Achievement Award (1985)