Standing Committees

Bankruptcy History Committee

The mission of the Committee is to help preserve the history of bankruptcy and insolvency practice in the United States, and to carry out the purposes set forth in the agreement between the College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School with respect to the establishment and administration of the National Bankruptcy Archives located at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Bankruptcy Policy Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to identify and analyze relevant issues and coordinate with other organizations, as appropriate, to enhance the quality and scope of the bankruptcy practice.

College Columns Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to oversee publication, revision and maintenance of the College Columns.

Distinguished Law and Business Student Committee

The Distinguished Bankruptcy Law and Business Student program was established by the American College of Bankruptcy to identify and promote prospective leaders in the insolvency and bankruptcy profession. The criteria for the selection of the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law and Business Students includes: academic excellence, professional accomplishments in bankruptcy or restructuring-related courses and other endeavors reflecting a familiarity with insolvency issues, options or solutions (e.g., moot court, case competitions, writing competitions, publications, research, participation in relevant community service programs, etc.), and commitment to public service and pro bono efforts.

Each year, the Committee actively seeks the nomination of currently-enrolled, qualified law and business school students with an interest and background in bankruptcy and financial restructuring law or business programs to become designated as Distinguished Bankruptcy Law or Business Students. Committee members review and vet the nominations submitted by law or business school professors or deans, [or College Fellows having experience with the nominee as a student or intern in an educational clinic,] in consultation with their respective Circuit Regents, as appropriate, to select the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law and Business Students. Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Students are selected for each Circuit on an alternating, bi-annual basis, while Distinguished Business Students are selected annually on a national basis. Each selected student is awarded an all-expense paid trip to attend the College Induction Ceremony and Annual Meeting, in addition to other appropriate recognition.

Distinguished Service Award Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to recommend to the Board of Directors the annual recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Current and past Award Recipients are listed here. The Committee members are:

Educational Programs Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to identify professorships and other educational programs for College sponsorship and to develop other programs designed to further the educational purposes of the College. The Educational Programs Committee Chair is Craig Goldblatt

Educational Program Subcommittees

Executive Committee

The Committee is established by Art. VI, Sec. 10 of the By-Laws and is given the power to act for the Board of Directors in the event it is not reasonably possible for the Board to act in time. The members are:

Finance Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to provide oversight and advice on all financial aspects of the College, including, but not limited to, investment policy, monthly financial statement review, yearly audit, and budget.

Foundation Development Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to identify, analyze, and implement initiatives to enhance the use of Foundation funds.

International Committee

The College’s International Committee was created in 2007 to enhance the College’s international profile and to more fully engage the International Fellows of the College in the College’s initiatives and activities and to provide an opportunity for domestic Fellows of the College to participate in those activities and to have more opportunities to liaise with the College’s International Fellows. The members are:

Judicial Outreach Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to facilitate the involvement of more of the judge Fellows of the College in the College’s activities. The members are:

Liaisons Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to serve as liaison to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the National Bankruptcy Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Commercial Law League, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), the Business Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association, and other bankruptcy organizations as may be determined by the Chair of the College. The members are:

Meetings and Events Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to make arrangements for the Annual Meeting of the College in Washington, D.C., the Midyear Meeting of the College in conjunction with the meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and other regional, state and city meetings of the Fellows of the College. The members are:

Nominating Committee

The Committee is established by Art. IX, Sec. 8 of the By-Laws to recommend nominees for officers, directors and regents to the Board of Directors of the College. The members are:

Pro Bono Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to identify clinical and other community programs devoted to providing debt counseling and other legal services to low income families for sponsorship by the College.  The members are:

Senior Fellows Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to provide resources to and from Senior Fellows to benefit each other, other Fellows, and the College as a whole. Please click here to visit the Senior Fellows Committee resource page, Senior Moments.

Visibility Committee

The goal of the Visibility Committee is to develop and enhance public awareness outside the College of the good and valuable work of the College and Foundation, and the achievements of Fellows of the College. The target audience is generally within the professions of the Fellows and locally in the regions in which they live and work, and in the communities that benefit from the pro bono programs supported by grants from the College and Foundation.