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Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Chief Justice John Roberts has re-appointed Jeremy Retherford, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and chair of the Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy Practice to a second three-year term on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules to the Judicial Conference of the United States.
The Judicial Conference is the national policy-making body for the federal courts. The conference includes five standing advisory committees each charged with drafting proposed amendments to federal rules regarding their respective area. The committees include judges, representatives from the Department of Justice, law professors and practicing attorneys.
“Re-appointment to this committee is an incredible honor, said Jeremy. I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue to serve in an advisement capacity to the Judicial Conference.”
In this role, Jeremy will be at the forefront of bankruptcy policy and procedures. He will work with bankruptcy court judges and practitioners to shape bankruptcy procedure and policies.
As chair of Balch’s Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy Practice, Jeremy represents financial institutions, utilities, and other creditors faced with troubled credit. He has more than 15 years of experience working with clients at all stages of bankruptcy, ranging from enforcing clients’ rights and remedies after default, to counseling clients on the structure of transactions to account for the risk of default and bankruptcy. Jeremy regularly represents clients in bankruptcy disputes and appears before state and federal district courts and federal bankruptcy court.