Samuel J. Gerdano
Copyright © April 1, 2002, American Bankruptcy Institute.
Brooklyn Law School Wins National Moot Court Competition
rooklyn Law School won the 10th Annual Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National
Moot Court Competition, defeating a team from the University of Houston in the
final round held on Monday. MariAnn Ancheta and Brian Barry from the University
of Miami received an award for writing the best brief. Summer Shelton and John
Ferrell of the University of Houston were runners-up. Aimee Dismore from
William & Mary won the award for best oralist and Steve Thibodeau, also of
William & Mary, was the runner-up. Twenty law schools competed this year. More
than 500 professionals attended the gala awards ceremony and dinner at the Puck
Building in lower Manhattan. The event is co-sponsored by ABI and St. John's
University School of Law.
Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee Members Enjoy March Reception
Members of ABI's Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee and others attending the
National Association of Credit Managers (NACM) Legislative Conference in the
Washington, D.C. area on March 9 enjoyed a cocktail reception hosted by ABI
and NACM-Oregon. The event was an opportunity to salute Bruce Nathan (Davidoff
& Mailito; New York) and others who worked on the recently published Manual on Trade
Creditors' Rights of Reclamation and Stoppage of Delivery of Goods.
Best-selling Author Scott Turow to Speak at ABI Luncheon during
Lawyer and best-selling author Scott Turow will be the featured speaker for this
year's ABI luncheon at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual Meeting,
Oct. 4 in Chicago. Turow's first book, One L, about his experiences as a
first-year student at Harvard Law School, was published in 1977. Ten years
later, he achieved a life-long dream when his novel, Presumed Innocent, rose to
number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for two months.
A successful motion picture based on the novel and starring Harrison Ford followed
in 1990. Turow's books have been translated into more than 20 languages and have
sold nearly 20 million copies, while earning several literary awards. After
graduating from Harvard Law School, Turow served as assistant U.S. Attorney in
Chicago for eight years. He continues to work as an attorney and is now a partner
with the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal.
ABI Welcomes New Staffer
Christy Jones joined the ABI staff in February as an assistant in the accounting
and membership departments. Christy processes conference registrations and membership
renewals, among other responsibilities. A Maryland native, she is a 2001 graduate
of the University of Maryland with a B.S. in economics. ABI now has 18
full-time staff in four departments: accounting, communications, meeting planning and
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