MIAMI - March 19, 2018 – Mark D. Bloom, co-chair of the Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy (ACB).
The ACB is an honorary public service association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals who are invited to join as Fellows based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism plus service to the profession and their communities. Together with its affiliated foundation, the ACB is the largest financial supporter of bankruptcy and insolvency-related pro bono legal service programs in the United States. Among its many activities, the ACB conducts advanced educational programs; sponsors the publication of scholarly reports; and maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his election as President of the ACB, Bloom served for four years as Chair of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, the charitable arm of the ACB. The foundation provides financial grants of up to $10,000 to community-based legal service organizations offering pro bono bankruptcy services across the United States. During Bloom’s tenure as chair, the foundation awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to legal aid agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia, including a record $468,000 in 2017.
“I am profoundly honored to become president of the American College of Bankruptcy,” said Bloom, who was inducted into the ACB in 1998. “ACB has long been blessed by great leadership, and its members are among the most visible and influential members of the insolvency profession around the world. As president, I hope to expand our commitment to the outstanding educational programs that we sponsor and the access to justice initiatives that we support across the country, increase the breadth and visibility of the National Bankruptcy Archives that we maintain at the University of Pennsylvania, and continue to seek out the best and brightest new members to join us in these efforts.”
At Greenberg Traurig, Bloom focuses his practice on all areas of U.S. and cross-border financial restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy, involving the representation of debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and official committees and purchasers of troubled companies and their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court.
With more than 35 years in practice, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993, and is also listed in both Chambers USA and Global Guides and the K&A Restructuring Register of America's Top 100 Restructuring Professionals.
Bloom also was inducted into the International Insolvency Institute (INSOL) in 2014, and has been an active member of INSOL International for 15 years, co-chairing its Annual Regional Conference on International Insolvency in 2012. He has written, published extensively, and lectured on five continents for INSOL, ALI-ABA, the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, at other organizations, and at the Harvard Business School, on areas of interest to insolvency professionals, particularly including cross-border recognition and international comity and cooperation. He also has served on the editorial boards of both INSOL World and the International Insolvency Law Review.
About Greenberg Traurig
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