National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) Elects Three Conferees

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The National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) announces the election of three esteemed bankruptcy professionals to membership as Conferees.

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The National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) is pleased to announce the following individuals were elected to membership in the Conference as Conferees:

Benjamin A. Kahn, a Member of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Greensboro, NC
Benjamin Kahn is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group at Nexsen Pruet, PLLC., and focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy law and commercial litigation. Mr. Kahn has represented creditors' committees, individual secured and unsecured creditors, guarantors, lessors, debtors, vendors, trustees, asset purchasers, and others in numerous bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 11, 12, 13, and 15. Mr. Kahn is a frequent writer and speaker at local, state, regional, and national legal seminars.

Prof. Robert M. Lawless, Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law
Robert Lawless is a professor of law and co-director of the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science at the University of Illinois College of Law where he writes and teaches about bankruptcy, consumer credit, and business law. His co-authored book, Empirical Methods in Law, was released in 2010 by Aspen Publishing. Professor Lawless has testified before Congress, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the National Law Journal, the L.A. Times, the Financial Times, and Money magazine. He is the site administrator and one of five regular contributors to the blog Credit Slips, a discussion on credit and bankruptcy.

Tara Twomey, Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center; Project Director, National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center, San Jose, CA
Tara Twomey is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and the Project Director for the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center. Her work focuses on consumer bankruptcy, mortgage lending and foreclosure. She has been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston College Law School. Ms. Twomey is a former Clinical Instructor at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. Ms. Twomey is a contributing author for several books published by the National Consumer Law Center, including Foreclosures: Defenses, Workouts and Mortgage Servicing, Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Bankruptcy Basics and Mortgage Lending. She is also a contributing author to Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide.

The NBC is a non-profit, non-partisan, self-supporting organization of approximately sixty lawyers, law professors and bankruptcy judges whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and any proposed changes to those laws. The NBC was formed in the 1930’s at the request of Congress to assist in the drafting of major Depression-era bankruptcy law amendments, ultimately resulting in the Chandler Act of 1938. The NBC has been a resource to Congress on every significant piece of bankruptcy legislation since that time. Please visit for additional information on our work.

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