Daily News: May 20, 2014

Bankruptcy Attorney Mabey Joins Kirton McConkie as Shareholder

Kirton McConkie announced that business bankruptcy and workout attorney Judge Ralph R. Mabey (Ret.) joined the firm as a shareholder. Judge Mabey is widely recognized for his work as a court-appointed examiner, trustee and committee counsel as well as an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness in high profile restructuring and bankruptcy-related cases throughout the country.

“We are happy to welcome Ralph and look forward to the class of service he brings the firm,” said Lorin Barker, president. “Ralph is widely known for his bankruptcy work, and we know having him at Kirton McConkie will be a significant asset for our clients.”

Judge Mabey has worked on a wide range of engagements including Extended Stay Hotels (as examiner), Lehman Brothers (as court appointed mediator), A.H. Robins Company (as examiner with expanded powers), Cajun Electric Power Cooperative (as Chapter 11 trustee), Dow Corning (as counsel for certain bondholders), Columbia Gas System (as equity committee counsel), Federated Department Stores (as counsel for the official pre-merger bondholders committee), TWA (as counsel for the pilots), Enron (as special counsel for the debtor), Boston Chicken (as an expert witness) and ASARCO (as an expert witness).

Currently a professor at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, Judge Mabey served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Utah from 1979-1983. He is the former president and chair of the American College of Bankruptcy and has served on the governing boards of the National Bankruptcy Conference and International Insolvency Institute. Judge Mabey was an appointee of Chief Justice Rehnquist to the U.S. Judicial Conference Bankruptcy Rules Committee and served as a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy.