College Columns Dec 2015 Issue - Page 11

IWIRC Thank You

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within the insolvency industry, as well as the challenges faced by diverse members of the industry.

IWIRC would like to thank the following College members for their time in facilitating the roundtable discussions:

Janet E. Bostwick

Janet E. Bostwick, PC

Boston, MA

Laura Day DelCotto

DelCotto Law Group PLLC

Lexington, KY

Hon. Judith K. Fitzgerald

Indiana Tech Law School

Fort Wayne, IN

Elizabeth (Lisa) J. Futrell

Jones Walker, LLP

New Orleans, LA

Jan M. Hayden

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

New Orleans, LA

Hon. Karen S. Jennemann

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Orlando, FL

Roberta Colton

Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O'Neill & Mullis, P.A.

Tampa, FL

Mindy A. Mora

Blizin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Miami, FL

Cori Lopez Castro

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

Coral Gables, FL

This was IWIRC’s first opportunity to partner with the College, and IWIRC is very grateful for the insight the College members were able to provide at the breakfast. IWIRC welcomes the opportunity to partner with the American College of Bankruptcy in the future in order to increase both the profile and involvement of women within the insolvency industry.

Again, on behalf of IWIRC, we thank the American College of Bankruptcy and, specifically, Judge Jennemann and Judge Fitzgerald of the Liaison Committee, for their efforts in organizing and participating in this joint event.

Kindest regards,

Jennifer M. McLemore

IWIRC Secretary

Christian & Barton, LLP

Richmond, Virginia

Jennifer B. KimbleIWIRC Communications Director

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, PC

Birmingham, Alabama

Nancy C. Dreher Lecture on Bankruptcy Law and Practice

The College and the University of Minnesota Law School Corporate Institute hosted the 3rd annual Nancy C. Dreher Lecture on Bankruptcy Law and Practice on November 12 at the Law School. Judge Robert Kressel moderated a discussion focusing on law and policy issues raised by the proliferation of student debt in America. The featured speakers were Chief Judge Anita Shodeen of the Southern District of Iowa Bankruptcy Court and Prof. Jim Haines, of the University of Maine School of Law. Approximately 60 attorneys and law students attended the live program with 20 additional participants viewing the livestream feed on the web. The Dreher Lecture was established by the College to recognize Judge Dreher’s lifetime commitment to excellence, the ethical practice of law and scholarship. Each year, the Minnesota Fellows invite distinguished practitioners, academics or judges to come to Minnesota to discuss emerging issues in bankruptcy law and practice. The lecture materials can be found by clicking here.

About IWIRC : IWIRC is committed to the connection, promotion, and growth of women in insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide. Since 1994, IWIRC has been connecting women worldwide through a global membership of more than 1,400 attorneys, bankers, corporate-turnaround professionals, financial advisors, and other restructuring practitioners. The organization provides its members with relationship-building, educational, career enhancement, and promotional opportunities. For more information, visit us at