The Bankruptcy Law Section allows solo and larger-firm practitioners from the consumer and business bankruptcy worlds to connect, share experiences, and explore evolving legal issues. The Section sponsors the popular Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference each spring and a variety of community service opportunities throughout the year.

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Bankruptcy Law Committees

  • Bankruptcy Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to the bankruptcy bar. If you are interested in an editorial position or writing for the newsletter or blog, contact the

    Contact Information

    Justin Kesselman

    Arent Fox

    (617) 973-6100

    Morgan C. Nighan

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    (617) 345-1031

  • Bankruptcy Diversity, Inclusion and Membership Committee
    This committee aims to increase participation in the Section through outreach activities.

    Contact Information

    Amy Andronica Zuccarello

    Sullivan & Worcester LLP

    (617) 338-2988

    Amelia Joiner

    Morgan Lewis

    (617) 341-7700

  • Bankruptcy Education and Bench Bar Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover both business and consumer bankruptcy issues. This committee promotes and oversees the educational programs for the Bankruptcy Section, including the monthly Brown Bag Lunch speaker series and several in-depth seminar programs.

    Contact Information

    Dmitry Lev

    Law Offices of D. Lev, PC

    (617) 556-9990

    Kathleen R. Cruickshank

    Murphy & King

    (617) 226-3404

  • Bankruptcy Finance Committee
    This committee focuses on commercial and consumer lending.

    Contact Information

    David A Mawhinney

    Bowditch & Dewey, LLP - Boston Office

    John E Murray

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7359

  • Bankruptcy Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active on the legislative front. Often times, bankruptcy attorneys are asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Richard L. Levine

    Sassoon & Cymrot, LLP

    (617) 936-5335

    Stephanie Emma Babin

    Demerle Hoeger LLP

    (617) 337-4444

  • Bankruptcy Public Service Committee
    This committee organizes the annual Chapter 7 Pro Bono trainings and the Reaffirmation Clinic. The committee works closely with practitioners and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to respond to needs identified in the community.

    Contact Information

    Kate Elizabeth Nicholson

    (857) 999-0815

    Jonathan D. Marshall

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-5000

  • Bankruptcy Strategic Planning
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
    This committee updates practitioners regarding changes and developments in Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 cases. In addition, it helps coordinate pro bono bankruptcy services in consumer matters.

    Contact Information

    Marques C. Lipton

    Parker & Associates

    (781) 218-3487

    Jacob T. Simon

    Simon Law

    (617) 819-4183

  • M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Committee
    By volunteering for the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program, you will help high school students across Massachusetts learn to make informed and effective decisions regarding their finances through educational and experiential opportunities. You can become involved by working on the committee to develop and grow the program or teaching at a school.

    Contact Information

    John G. Loughnane

    Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

    (617) 439-2521

    Douglas B. Rosner

    Goulston & Storrs PC

    (617) 482-1776

    Jessica Hopton Youngberg

    United States Bankruptcy Court

  • New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee
    A part of the Bankruptcy Law Section, the New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee addresses issues faced by new or relatively new practitioners of bankruptcy law.

    Contact Information

    Michael K O'Neil

    Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC

    Nascine Carlita Howell

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    (617) 946-8303

  • Practice and Procedure Committee
    This committee serves as a liaison with the office of the Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and considers local practice issues.

    Contact Information

    Jonathan M. Horne

    Murtha Cullina LLP

    (617) 457-4000

    Kate P. Foley

    Mirick O'Connell - Westborough Office

    (508) 898-1501

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.