Judge-Designate Harner currently serves as the Associate Reporter to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States . She also served as the Reporter to the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 , which issued its Final Report and Recommendations in December 2014 . In March 2009 and April 2012 , she received research grants from the ABI Endowment Fund to study the role of creditors ’ committees in chapter 11 business bankruptcies and potential reforms to chapter 11 , respectively . In addition , she has served as a member of the Dodd-Frank Study Working Group for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts .
Judge-Designate Harner previously was in private practice in the business restructuring , insolvency , bankruptcy and related transactional fields , most recently as a partner at the Chicago office of the international law firm Jones Day . Before joining that firm in 1996 , she served as law clerk to the Honorable William T . Bodoh of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio .
She is an honors graduate of Boston College and was the valedictorian of her class at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University , where she served as the Executive Editor of the school ’ s law journal .
Judge-Designate Harner will sit in the Bankruptcy Court ' s Baltimore Division . She will fill the vacancy created by the impending retirement of the Honorable James F . Schneider . The judges and the entire courthouse family congratulate Judge-Designate Harner on her appointment and look forward to welcoming her to the Court .
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