Adrian Walters, Ralph L. Brill Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 16 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony took place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture and was presided over by G. Christopher Meyer, chair of the college.
Twenty-nine nominees were honored for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. The nominees reside in 19 states (including the District of Columbia) and two foreign countries.
Walters, a graduate of the University of Cambridge, holds the law school’s first endowed chair. He joined Chicago-Kent’s faculty in 2011 after serving as the Geldards LLP Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. He is the director of Chicago-Kent’s J.D. Certificate Program in Business Law and teaches Contracts, Bankruptcy, International Bankruptcy, and a range of other business-related classes.
Walters, a widely published scholar of bankruptcy and restructuring law, serves on the editorial boards of the journals Company Lawyer, International Insolvency Review, and Global Restructuring Review. His articles, notes and reviews have appeared in journals, including American Bankruptcy Law Journal, European Company and Financial Law Review, International Insolvency Review, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, and Law Quarterly Review. He is the coauthor of Contracts: A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2015) (with Michael Hunter Schwartz) and all three editions of Directors’ Disqualification and Insolvency Restrictions (Sweet & Maxwell) (with Malcolm Davis White QC).
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The college plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials, and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
Nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. Criteria for selection include the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.