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

    Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP

    (617) 973-6100

    Macken Toussaint

    Riemer & Braunstein LLP

    (617) 880-3461

  • Bankruptcy Education 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

    Leslie F. Su

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court

    (617) 748-5300

    Dmitry Lev

    The Lev Law Firm

    (617) 556-9990

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

    Contact Information

    Morgan Nighan

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    (617) 345-1031

    Amelia Joiner

    Morgan Lewis

    (617) 341-7700

  • 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

    Kathleen Marie Ryan

    Morgan Lewis

    (617) 341-7526

    Stephanie Emma Babin

    Orlans Moran PLLC

    (508) 4043321

  • 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

    Jacob T. Simon

    Simon Law

    (617) 819-4183

    Jonathan M. Horne

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

    Kathleen R. Cruickshank

    Murphy & King

    (617) 226-3404

    Marques C. Lipton

    Parker & Associates

    (781) 218-3487

  • 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

    Veterans Legal Services

    (857) 317-4474

  • 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

    Jonathan D. Marshall

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-5000

    Michael K O'Neil

    Murphy & King

    (617) 423-0400

  • 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

    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.