January 26, 2007

Jenner & Block Of Counsel Ronald DeKoven was recently selected to be an international fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Invitations to join are extended to professionals with a record of achievement in the insolvency process who distinguish themselves in their practice and in their contribution to the insolvency field. The College now has approximately 650 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.

According to the College, criteria for selection include: "the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership in contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency processes; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice."

Mr. DeKoven, a member of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization Practice, has more than 35 years of experience in commercial law and has played a significant role in several high profile cross-border insolvencies, including Federal-Mogul, TXU, Lloyd’s of London, Olympia and York, Barings, and BCCI.  He is a recognized leader in several major international organizations including 3/4 South Square, which is instrumental in formulating industry policy, precedent and legislation.

Mr. DeKoven joins Jenner & Block Partners Daniel R. Murray, Ronald R. Peterson and Catherine L. Steege as fellows of this distinguished organization. He will be inducted into the College on March 23, 2007 at a ceremony in Washington, DC.