May 08, 2013
The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) presented
G. Ray Warner, Associate Dean for Bankruptcy Studies and
Professor of Law, with its highest membership award, the ABI Annual
Service Award, at ABI’s 31st Annual Spring Meeting. The Service
Award is presented to the ABI member whose contributions over the
past year have been extraordinary, as determined by ABI’s Advisory
Board of past presidents.
An ABI member since 1991 and a member of ABI’s Board of Directors,
Professor Warner has served as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident
Scholar and is a frequent contributor to the ABI Journal. He serves
as co-advisor to the ABI Law Review and heads the national Conrad
B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, both of which are
co-sponsored by St. John's and ABI.
Prior to joining the St. John's faculty in 2003, Professor Warner
was the William P. Boreland Distinguished Scholar and Professor of
Law at the School of Law of the University of Missouri - Kansas
City. Prof. Warner also serves as Of Counsel to the law firm of
Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He has consulted in numerous major
bankruptcy and consumer law cases, and he represented the
bankruptcy trustee before the U.S. Supreme Court in a 9-0 victory
in Fidelity Financial Services Inc. v. Fink, 522 U.S. 211, 118
S.Ct. 651, 139 L.Ed.2d 571 (1998). He is also former chair, dean
and founder of the American Board of Certification.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan 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, accountants,
bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and
other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange
of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit
additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.