College Columns May 2022 - Page 37

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 .
Ralph Brubaker was honored as the James H . M . Sprayregen Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law .
Marc Cohen was promoted to full Colonel in the California Air National Guard .
Judge Laurel Isicoff was featured in a Law360 article , entitled “ Bankruptcy Judges In Florida Want To Be Put Out Of Business .
Melissa Kibler received Global M & A network ’ s first DEI Award .
William “ Bill ” Lobel launched Distressed Capital Resources LLC , a national service dedicated to helping the owners of financially distressed businesses and real estate preserve their reputations and their assets by avoiding the damage of a chapter 11 bankruptcy .
John Northen , a partner with Northen Blue , LLP in Chapel Hill , NC , was selected as one of the top 25 attorneys in the Raleigh , NC area and top 100 in the state in the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers . John is also ranked in Chambers and in Best Lawyers of America .
Bill Rochelle conducted a two-part oral history podcast with Sam Gerdano on Sam ’ s career in bankruptcy . The first covers Sam ’ s period as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee , including the enactment of chapter 12 . The second podcast covers his career building the ABI and concludes with the passage of the Small Business Reorganization Act .
Brian Shaw was named as one of the Top 500 Bankruptcy & Restructuring Attorneys in the country by Lawdragon magazine .
Dr . Luis Manuel C . Méjan published a book , “ GPS CONCURSAL ” under the Tirant Lo Blanch Editorial . The book is a practical guide through the Insolvency process in Mexico with schemes , summaries and a Thesaurus of the Mexican Insolvency Law ( Ley de Concursos Mercantiles ).