Prof. Kara Bruce to serve as American Bankruptcy Institute’s Resident Scholar
August 8, 2013
Kara Bruce, associate professor of law at The University of Toledo College of Law, is serving as the Robert M. Zinman American Bankruptcy Institute Resident Scholar for the fall 2013 semester. She is the ABI’s only resident scholar this fall.
At the College of Law Bruce teaches bankruptcy and commercial law courses, including Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper, and her research focuses on bankruptcy law. She is based in ABI’s Alexandria, Va., office, and will join an ongoing ABI project to study the reform of business bankruptcy laws. She will also assist ABI with its educational programming and in its role as a source of bankruptcy information and analysis for Congress, the media, and the public.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to assist the ABI with their important educational and policy work,” said Bruce. “While it would be an honor to work for the ABI at any time, I am particularly excited to join their ongoing study of United States Bankruptcy Code Chapter 11 reform.”
Before joining the College of Law faculty, Bruce worked as an attorney in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Chicago, where she represented clients in complex business reorganizations and commercial litigation matters. She also maintained an active pro bono practice, handling matters in the fields of consumer bankruptcy, immigration, and appellate law.
The American Bankruptcy Institute 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.