College Columns December 2021 - Page 42

Focus on Fellows

We invite all Fellows to submit information about awards , news , and / or recent publications . Member highlights will be published on a bi-monthly basis to all Fellows through email or the College Columns as appropriate . If you have news about yourself or a colleague , please send announcements to Michelle Foster , ACB Communications Director , at focus @ amercol . org .
Bob Fishman wrote an article on bankruptcy mediation for the American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal , the official publication of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees .
Leonard Gilbert , partner at Holland & Knight , was elected to the American Bar Association ( ABA ) Board of Governors .
Stuart A . Gold received the Barbara J . Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence from the Federal Bar Association , Eastern District of Michigan . He also published an article for the State Bar of Michigan Bar Journal , entitled – Best Practices for Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioners .
Retired Bankruptcy Judge Randolph J . Haines was presented the Judge William L . Norton , Jr . Judicial Excellence Award at the ABI luncheon during the NCBJ annual meeting in Indianapolis on Oct . 8 . The Norton Award honors a retired or current bankruptcy judge who has been an outstanding educator , writer and scholar .
Judge Harlin D . “ Cooter ” Hale was selected to receive the 2021 American Inns of Court Bankruptcy Inn Alliance Distinguished Service Award , which recognizes a judge or attorney specializing in bankruptcy law who has exhibited ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession , the rule of law , and personal ethics and integrity .
Robbin Itkin was recognized as a visionary in Business of Law : Trends , Updates & Visionaries , a special feature published this week by L . A . Times B2B Publishing .
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Judge Robert J . Kressel retired on June 30 , 2021 after over 38 years as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District in Minnesota , including 21 years on the Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel .
Connie Lahn , has been selected as one of Minnesota Lawyer ’ s Diversity and Inclusion honorees for 2021 . The award honors individuals and groups that have made a significant impact with respect to diversity and inclusion in the community and within their organizations .
Demetra Liggins joined McGuireWoods in Houston .
Brian Resnick , partner at Davis Polk , was presented with WhyHunger ’ s Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award at the organization ’ s “ Come Together ” event . Brian was honored in recognition of his longtime support of WhyHunger and his contributions to its Drum Together campaign .
Former English Court of Appeal Judge Sir David Richards has joined One Essex Court in London with plans to take appointments as an arbitrator .
Robert van Galen , partner at NautaDutilh , published his book : An Introduction to European Insolvency Law . The book provides an introduction to the European legislation concerning insolvency and deals within the European Insolvency Regulation and three directives .