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August 15, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that partner Michael St. Patrick Baxter has been appointed to the Council of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.
“I am honored by this appointment and by the trust and confidence placed in me by the Section leadership,” Mr. Baxter said. “I look forward to participating in the important work of the Council.”
With nearly 60,000 members, the ABA Business Law Section is one of the association’s largest sections. It provides business lawyers with education and analysis that furthers the development and improvement of business law, and it helps its members serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally. Mr. Baxter will serve a four-year term.
The American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Mr. Baxter is the immediate past chair of the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee, the world’s largest organization of bankruptcy restructuring lawyers. Mr. Baxter is a nationally and internationally recognized bankruptcy lawyer. At Covington, his practice includes advising debtors, creditors, and official committees in bankruptcy cases; counseling companies in workouts, corporate restructurings, and bankruptcy reorganizations; and acting as a Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee, examiner and consumer privacy ombudsman. 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 of the International Insolvency Institute, and an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Baxter is also a member of the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.