American College of Bankruptcy to Induct 30 New Fellows in 28th Class

Friday, March 10, 2017

The American College of Bankruptcy announces that the following insolvency professionals will be inducted as Fellows in the 28th Class of the College on March 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C.:

Derek C. Abbott
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Wilmington, DE
Lawrence J. Kotler
Duane Morris LLP
Philadelphia, PA
James E. Bailey III
Butler Snow LLP
Memphis, TN
Ian Ledlin
Phillabaum, Ledlin, Matthews & Sheldon, PLLC
Spokane, WA
Daniel S. Bleck
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Boston, MA
Sharon L. Levine
Saul Ewing
Newark, NJ
Beverly M. Burden
Chapter 13 Trustee
Lexington, KY
Jane Marshall
McCann FitzGerald
Dublin, Ireland
Judy B. Calton
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Detroit, MI
Brett H. Miller
Morrison & Foerster LLP
New York, NY
Reinhard Dammann
Clifford Chance
Paris, France
Paul D. Moore
Duane Morris LLP
Boston, MA
Hon. Jeffery A. Deller
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Pittsburgh, PA
Judy Hamilton Morse
Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C.
Oklahoma City, OK
Michael J. Epstein
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Boston, MA
Kevyn D. Orr
Jones Day
Washington, DC
Jonathan S. Henes
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
New York, NY
Felicia Gerber Perlman
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Chicago, IL
Lawrence R. Hirsh
Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC
Atlanta, GA
Sandeep Qusba
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
New York, NY
Hon. John E. Hoffman
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Columbus, OH
Shawn M. Riley
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Cleveland, OH
Jay Jaffe
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Indianapolis, IN
Howard Seife
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
New York, NY
Christopher A. Jarvinen
Berger Singerman, LLP
Miami, FL
Prof. Ignacio Tirado
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Kenric D. Kattner
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX
Brian C. Walsh
Bryan Cave LLP
St. Louis, MO
Michael V. Knight
Alliance Management, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Scott F. Waterman, Esq.
Waterman & Mayer, LLP
Philadelphia, PA

































The Induction Ceremony and Reception in honor of the new Fellows will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. The 30 new Fellows are being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and their exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals and plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence in the field.  College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.  The College offers unique and challenging educational programs and publications, maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and, in conjunction with the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, is believed to be the single largest financial supporter of pro bono bankruptcy services in the United States.?

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 among recommendations of Circuit Admissions Councils in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.

Criteria for selection as a Fellow of the College include: the highest standard 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; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

For more information about the American College of Bankruptcy, or about the 2017 Induction Ceremony, contact Shari A. Bedker, Executive Director at 434-939-6004 or email at