AKRON, OH—Brouse McDowell’s Managing Partner Marc Merklin will be inducted as a Fellow into the 30th Class of The American College of Bankruptcy on March 15 at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California. Marc is one of only 36 individuals nationwide and the only attorney in Ohio to be honored.
The American College of Bankruptcy was organized in 1989 and is regarded as one of the most prestigious and educational associations for bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The association, “Recognizes exceptional bankruptcy professionals for their work, their contributions to the administration of justice, their public service, and their integrity; and employs the talents, resources and good will of its Fellows to promote professional excellence, collegiality, scholarship and access to justice.” American College of Bankruptcy Fellows include bankruptcy attorneys, judges, financial advisors, law professors and other professionals who both practice in the field and exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and service.
Marc’s admission into the American College of Bankruptcy followed a highly selective and comprehensive process. Before candidates are considered by a Circuit Admissions Council for each federal judicial circuit, they must have a minimum of 15 years of practice, with 10 years of specialization in bankruptcy, and must have an exhibited commitment to the advancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice, as well as evidence of service and education to their communities. Each Council recommends the nomination of Fellows to the Board of Regents which then meets to review before extending invitations to Fellow candidates.
About the American College of Bankruptcy
The American College of Bankruptcy offers educational programs and publications, maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and, in conjunction with the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, is believed to be the single largest financial supporter of pro bono bankruptcy services in the United States.