Contact: John Hartgen
PROFESSOR JASON KILBORN TO SERVE AS FALL 2011
ABI RESIDENT SCHOLAR
September 9, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — Prof.
Jason Kilborn will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI
Resident Scholar for the fall 2011 semester. Prof. Kilborn teaches
bankruptcy, secured transactions and corporations at The John Marshall
Law School (Chicago) and is one of the nation’s leading scholars
on comparative law in consumer bankruptcy. He will be based in ABI's
Alexandria, Va., office, assisting ABI with its educational programming
and in its role as the authoritative source of bankruptcy information
for Congress, the media and the public. While at ABI, Prof. Kilborn will
serve as co-editor for upcoming books and monographs, including the
forthcoming ABI Year in Review in Consumer Bankruptcy. He will also host
podcasts at ABI World and serve as a speaker at ABI’s 7th Annual
Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference and the 23rd Annual Winter
Prof. Kilborn has written several pioneering articles and a book
examining developing consumer insolvency systems throughout
Europe. He also co-authored a book on international cooperation in
cross-border business reorganization, published by Oxford University
Press in 2009. Prof. Kilborn is the lead scholar assisting The World
Bank in an ongoing examination of legal regimes for the treatment of
insolvency of natural persons, with a global presentation coming this
November in Washington, D.C.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law
School, Prof. Kilborn clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Third Circuit before becoming an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb,
Steen & Hamilton in New York, and later joined the Washington, D.C.,
office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He previously taught at
Louisiana State University Law School and as a visiting professor at the
University of Texas.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan 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 more than
13,000 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional
conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.