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ABI Releases Guide to Bankruptcy Mediation

January 25, 2005, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute announces the publication of a guide for attorneys and clients on mediation to resolve disputes arising in bankruptcy cases. ABI Guide to Bankruptcy Mediation is written by three leading experts in the field: Hon. Erwin I. Katz (ret.) of Erwin I. Katz Ltd. (Chicago), Hon. Lisa Hill Fenning (ret.) of Dewey Ballantine LLP (Los Angeles) and Jacob Aaron Esher of Riley & Esher LLP (Cambridge, Mass.). Each is the past chair of ABI’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

The Guide explains why, when and how mediation can be applied in bankruptcy cases. Clients will find it to be both comprehensive and accessible. For attorneys, it also provides “how to” guidance with respect to the most common kinds of mediation issues that arise in bankruptcy cases. Suggested procedures adapted to the particular requirements of bankruptcy cases, as well as convenient checklists and cross references to other bankruptcy-related mediation resources, are also included.

The Mediation Guide is available for purchase ($7 for ABI members; $14 for non-members) through ABI’s online bookstore at


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.  ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues.  The ABI membership includes over 10,300 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.  For additional information on ABI, visit ABI World at  For additional conference information, visit



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