Publications

American Bankruptcy Institute Presidential Task Force on Uniform Ethics Standards for Bankruptcy Practice”, 2011 to 2013.  Served as consumer committee chair and task force member of group that drafted the  “National Ethics Task Force Report”.  In 2011, the ABI’s National Ethics Task Force was established to address a problem familiar to all bankruptcy professionals and judges: state ethics rules do not always “fit” with the realities of bankruptcy practice.   The Task Force was charged with answering the question of whether there is a need for national ethics rules, standards, and general practice guidance in the bankruptcy context.

The final report is located at: https://abi-org-corp.s3.amazonaws.com/materials/Final_Report_ABI_Ethics_Task_Force.pdf

“Cracking the Means Test”,  The King Bankruptcy Practice Series, Morgan King Company. Contributing Editor to this book along with my colleagues on the Best Practices Working Paper, Cathy Vance and Marc Stern.  Morgan D. King and Catherine E. Vance are the primary authors of this work.

The book can be purchased at: https://www.morganking.com/cracking-the-means-test 

“Working Paper: Best Practices for Debtors’ Attorneys.” Chaired the Best Practices  Working Group, which wrote the Working Paper that was published in the November 2008 edition of The Business Lawyer, Vol. 64, No. 1, p. 79.  The report is also located at:  http://www.abanet.org/abanet/common/login/securedarea.cfm?areaType=premium&role=cl&url=/buslaw/mo/premium-cl/tbl/2008_064_01/0004/0004.pdf

Attorney Liability Under Section 707(b)(4) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.  Served as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Processes, Task Force on Attorney Discipline, ABA Section of Business Law. The task force addressed a number of topics that arose as a result of the enactment of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 and prepared a comprehensive report on lawyer liability under § 707(b) that was published in the February 2006 edition of The Business Lawyer, Vol. 61, No.2, p. 697.  April 2005 to 2012.  The report is also located at:  http://www.abanet.org/abanet/common/login/securedarea.cfm?areaType=premium&role=cl&url=/buslaw/mo/premium-cl/tbl/2006_061_02/0011/0011.pdf