Daily News: April 22, 2013

ABI Members Elect New Officers, Directors During Spring Meeting

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announced that a new batch of officers and directors were elected during the organization’s 31st Annual Spring Meeting, held April 18-21 in National Harbor, MD.

Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Ahadeff & Sitterson, PA (Miami) was elected ABI president for a one-year term, succeeding James T. Markus of Markus Williams Young & Zimmerman (Denver), who now assumes the position of immediate-past president.

Brian L. Shaw of Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin (Chicago), formerly ABI vice president-Membership, was named president-elect to become president in April 2014. Geoffrey L. Berman of Development Specialists (Los Angeles) will succeed Melissa Kibler Knoll of Mesirow Financial Consulting (Chicago) as chairman of the board for a one-year term.

R. Scott Williams of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker (Birmingham, AL) was named to a two-year term as ABI vice president-Membership, succeeding Shaw. Newly named to ABI’s 17-member executive committee is Nancy B. Rapoport, the Gordon Silver Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She was elected to serve a two-year term as VP-Research Grants, succeeding Prof. Margaret Howard of the Washington & Lee Law School (Lexington, VA), who will remain on the ABI board.

Ron Silverman of Bingham McCutchen (New York) was elected VP- International Affairs to succeed Ian Williams of SGH Martineau (London), who will remain on the ABI board. Deborah Thorne of Barnes & Thornberg LLP (Chicago) was elected to the executive committee as an at-large member.

Ten new members were elected to the ABI board of directors: Bankruptcy Judge Mary Grace Diehl (N.D. GA; Atlanta); Lisa G. Beckerman of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (New York); Tinamarie Feil of BMC Group (New York); David R. Kuney of Sidley Austin (Washington, D.C.); Mark M. Maloney of King & Spalding (Atlanta); Thomas A. Morrow of AlixPartners (Southfield, MI); Damian S. Schaible of Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York); Mark G. Stingley of Bryan Cave (Kansas City, MO); Annerose Tashiro of Schultze & Braun GmbH (Achern, Germany); and Ralph S. Tuliano of Mesirow Financial Consulting (New York).

There are 60 members of the ABI board of directors. The complete list of directors and officers is available at www.abiworld.org

ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.