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WASHINGTON, DC, August 12, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP partner Michael St. Patrick Baxter has been appointed Chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law.
The Business Bankruptcy Committee is the world’s largest organization of bankruptcy restructuring lawyers. It operates through 33 subcommittees, as well as a number of task forces, working groups and special projects, and through joint projects with the ABA. Each year, the committee offers numerous educational programs at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and at the ABA Section of Business Law’s Spring Meeting. The committee also serves as a resource to Congress in connection with proposals to amend the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Mr. Baxter’s term is for three years.
At Covington, Mr. Baxter’s practice includes advising debtors, creditors, and official committees in bankruptcy cases; advising on the structuring of transactions involving financially troubled companies; counseling companies in workouts, corporate restructurings, and bankruptcy reorganizations; and acting as a Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee. He is a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of the American Law Institute and the International Insolvency Institute, and an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School.