Bankruptcy Law

Sarah B. Boehm, Chair

The Bankruptcy Section currently has 724 members.  Here are the highlights of our 2018-19 fiscal year:

  1. Bankruptcy Law Writing Competition: In 2018, the Section established the Bankruptcy Law Writing Competition to promote interest in the practice of bankruptcy law.  The Board solicited entries from law students attending Virginia law schools.  
  2. Bankruptcy Law News:  The Section continued with its highly successful and popular quarterly newsletter featuring at least 2 lead articles, a message from the Clerk of either the Eastern or Western District Bankruptcy Court, a message from the Section Chair, a message from the Newsletter Editor, and case notes and highlights.  Andrea Davison is our Newsletter Editor and our publications have been well received.   
  3. Spring CLE:  Sarah B. Boehm, Chair and Erica Morabito, Vice-Chair, worked with Virginia CLE to organize the Annual Bankruptcy Practice Seminar in Richmond, VA in March 2019.  This year’s seminar focused on commercial bankruptcy issues.  The panelists included four bankruptcy judges and numerous practitioners. 
  4. Meetings/Dinners:  We held our annual Winter dinner meeting in Charlottesville in March and our annual Summer dinner meeting in Virginia Beach in June in conjunction with the VSB Annual Meeting.
  5. 2019-20 Section Leadership:  The following have been formally installed with unanimous approval of the Board of Governors and with unanimous approval of the Section members who attended our lunch/annual meeting at the VSB Annual Meeting:  Erika L. Morabito, Chair; Hannah W. Hutman, Vice-Chair; and Dylan Trache, Secretary.
  6. New Board of Governors Members:  The following have been formally elected to the Board of Governors for three-year terms upon the nomination of the Nominating Committee and with unanimous approval of the Board of Governors and unanimous approval of the Section members who attended our lunch/annual meeting at the VSB Annual Meeting: J.R. Smith of Richmond, VA (second term), Hannah Hutman of Harrisonburg, VA (second term), and Dana Power of Norfolk, VA (first term).  The Board currently has 12 members.

Submitted by Sarah B. Boehm, Chair, 2018-19 

Updated: Jul 11, 2019