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WASHINGTON, DC, November 13, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP partner Michael St. Patrick Baxter has been appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., to the Judicial Conference of the United States’ Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.
The Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules studies the bankruptcy rules of procedure and practice, considers and drafts proposed changes, and submits proposed rule changes to the Judicial Conference’s Rules Committee. Committee members are appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States. 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, a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute, chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Bankruptcy Committee, and an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School.