Lewis and Roca, LLP is pleased to announce that partners Rob Charles and Susan Freeman have been appointed to serve on the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Ethics Committee Task Force. Task force members meet to discuss ethics issues in bankruptcy practice and make recommendations for uniform standards.
Charles is a partner in Lewis and Roca’s Tucson office, and his practice focuses on business bankruptcy cases, commercial lawsuits and business transactions. He works extensively with lenders and borrowers in all aspects of debtor/creditor relationships as well as Chapter 11 business bankruptcy cases before the bankruptcy courts and in appeals.
Freeman, a partner in Lewis and Roca’s Phoenix office, focuses her practice on business bankruptcy cases and appeals of all kinds. She is certified by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in bankruptcy law. She has combined her expertise in appeals and bankruptcy by presenting persuasive arguments to the Supreme Court concerning sovereign immunity in bankruptcy.
Freeman and Charles are frequent speakers at national and local bankruptcy seminars and frequent authors on bankruptcy topics, including professional ethics. Freeman wrote the chapter on professional ethics in bankruptcy cases in Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, a leading bankruptcy law treatise.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.