Sullivan & Worcester Partner Jeanne P. Darcey will be Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
Boston, MA – January 29, 2014 – The American College of Bankruptcy announced that Sullivan & Worcester's Bankruptcy & Restructuring partner Jeanne P. Darcey will be inducted as a Fellow of the College. The ceremony will take place on March 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. and will be presided over by D.J. (Jan) Baker, Chair of the College.
Since beginning her practice in 1983, Ms. Darcey has had high-level and varied experience representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and bondholders in out-of-court workouts, liquidations, creditor assignments and Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings. Ms. Darcey also advises clients acquiring assets out of bankruptcy, and with respect to structuring transactions, she often advises clients about litigation and other strategic alternatives involving high-yield or defaulted securities, and rights of licensors and licensees of intellectual property in bankruptcy.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country.
Ms. Darcey is one of 33 nominees being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.
"We are extremely proud of Jeanne for being inducted as a Fellow of the College," said Patrick P. Dinardo, head of Sullivan & Worcester’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group. "She is a leader in the bankruptcy bar and is much deserving of this prestigious honor."
Nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has 831 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 Foreign Fellows.
Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, significant contributions to the community, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; 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.
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