Stanardsville, VA - The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that the following insolvency professionals will be inducted as Fellows in the 31st Class of the College on March 13, 2020 in Washington, DC:

Mary Beth Ausbrooks
Rothschild & Ausbrooks, PLLC
Nashville, TN

Joyce Bradley Babin
U.S. Trustee
Little Rock, AR

Brian A. Bash
Cleveland, OH

Alane A. Becket
Becket & Lee, LLP
Malvern, PA

Jeffrey E. Bjork
Lathan & Watkins LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Prof. John M. Czarnetzky
University of Mississippi School of Law
University, MS

Christine E. Devine
Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
Worcester, MA

Dan W. Forker, Jr.
Forker Suter LLC
Hutchison, KS

Hon. Catherine J. Furay
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Madison, WI

Adam H. Isenberg
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Philadelphia, PA

D. Ethan Jeffery
Murphy & King P.C.
Boston, MA

Kevin Lavin
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
New York, NY

Ryan E. Manns
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Dallas, TX

Todd F. Maynes
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL

Derek F. Meek
Burr & Forman LLP
Birmingham, AL

Prof. Irit Ronen Mevorach
University of Nottingham 
Nottingham, UK

Ryan T. Murphy
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Minneapolis, MN

Dwayne Murray
Murray & Murray, LLC
Baton Rouge, LA

Edward J. Peterson, III
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.
Tampa, FL

Caroline A. Reckler
Lathan & Watkins, LLP
Chicago, IL

Hon. Brendan Linehan Shannon
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Wilmington, DE

Wendell Sherk
Wendell Sherk, Attorney at Law
St. Louis, MO

Prof. Jingxia (Josie) Shi
University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
Beijing, China

J. Kate Stickles
Cole Schotz, P.C.
Wilmington, DE

Hon. Robert R. Summerhays
U.S. District Court
Lafayette, LA

M. Regina Thomas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Atlanta, GA

Irving E. Walker
Cole Schotz, P.C.
Baltimore, MD

Thomas D. Walker
Walker & Associates, P.C.
Albuquerque, NM

John F. Ventola
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
Boston, MA

Keith H. Wofford
Ropes & Gray LLP
New York, NY

Scott A. Wolfson
Wolfson Bolton PLLC
Troy, MI

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 thirty-one 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, contributing over $3 million since 2012.

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; community service; 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 2020 Induction Ceremony, contact Shari A. Bedker, Executive Director at 
434-939-6004 or email at .