(Memphis, TN/March 19, 2013) E. Franklin Childress Jr. of Baker Donelson was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Childress was one of 39 nominees worldwide being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Nominees were extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has 812 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.
A shareholder in Baker Donelson's Memphis office, Mr. Childress has extensive experience in the areas of bankruptcy, representing secured and unsecured creditors in reorganization and liquidation cases throughout the United States. He also represents parties in sales of assets in bankruptcy cases, preference litigation, trustee representation, creditors' rights, loan workouts, bank litigation and secured transaction litigation. An active member of the legal community, Mr. Childress has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2001, Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2007, and Chambers USA since 2010. In 2013, he was named the Memphis Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. Mr. Childress is a member of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations, and is also a Fellow of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Foundations.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals that an important role in sustaining professional excellence. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
The induction ceremony took place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and was presided over by D.J. (Jan) Baker, Chair of the College.