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ABI Elections Announced

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The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announced that Jeffrey N. Pomerantz has been selected by the ABI Board of Directors to be President for a one-year term. An ABI member since 2000, Pomerantz is formerly ABI’s Vice President-Education, a member of ABI’s Executive Committee and has served as a co‑chair of ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference and Bankruptcy Battleground West conference.

Pomerantz is a Partner at Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (Los Angeles), where his practice includes representing companies and creditors’ committees in complex in‑ and out‑of‑court financial restructurings and is generally focused on middle‑market companies with annual revenues ranging from $25 million to $300 million. He is the author of “The Bare Necessities of Critical Vendor Motions – It’s a Jungle Out There,” 13 Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice (2004) and has lectured or been a panelist for ABI, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, Financial Lawyers Conference and Credit Managers Association. Pomerantz received his undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa and his J.D. from New York University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Pomerantz succeeds James Patrick Shea of Armstrong Teasdale LLP (Las Vegas), who now assumes the position of Immediate Past President. Retired Bankruptcy Judge Eugene Wedoff (Chicago), formerly an at-large member of ABI’s Executive Committee, was named President-Elect and will become President in April 2017.

Other ABI elections include Brian L. Shaw of Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC (Chicago), who succeeds Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Ahadeff & Sitterson, PA (Miami) as Chairman of the Board for a one-year term. Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser (N.D. Texas; Dallas) was named to a two-year term as ABI Vice President-Research Grants. Michael L. Bernstein of Arnold & Porter (Washington, D.C.) was elected to serve as Treasurer, succeeding John Tittle, Jr. of Tittle Advisory Group, Inc. (Irving, Texas).

Newly named to ABI’s 17-member Executive Committee are Jay M. Goffman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York) and Mark G. Stingley of Bryan Cave (Kansas City, Mo.). Eight ABI members were elected to their first term on the ABI Board of Directors: Eric W. Anderson of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP (Atlanta); Jessica C.K. Boelter of Sidley Austin LLP (Chicago); Chief Bankruptcy Judge Daniel P. Collins (D. Ariz.; Phoenix); Lisa J. Donahue of AlixPartners LLP (New York); Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain (S.D.N.Y.; White Plains); Soneet R. Kapila of KapilaMukamal, LLP (Fort Lauderdale); Deirdre A. McGuinness of Epiq Systems, Inc. (New York) and Christopher A. Ward of Polsinelli (Wilmington).

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