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April 26, 2017 
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Gray Reed Attorney Elected to ABI Board of Directors

Gray Reed partner Jason Brookner was elected to the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Board of Directors during ABI’s 35th Annual Spring Meeting, held April 20-23, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

He is one of 60 members on the ABI Board of Directors. The complete list of directors and officers is available here.

In addition, Brookner is currently serving as the Texas & Southwest regional co-chair for the ABI Endowment, and is on the planning advisory board for the ABI Southwest Conference. He has previously served as co-chair of the ABI Technology & IP Committee (2013-2015), as co-chair of the ABI Commercial Fraud Committee (2010 – 2012), and as the ABI Commercial Fraud Committee education director (2008 – 2010).

Brookner has substantial experience representing and advising companies, buyers, creditors, trustees, committees, lenders and other constituents in all aspects of distressed, insolvency and restructuring scenarios. Praised by clients and peers in Chambers & Partners USA as "an exceptional bankruptcy attorney,” “easy to work with and great with people,” and recommended for his “practical and diligent approach," he has been selected by Chambers as one of the leading lawyers in bankruptcy/restructuring in Texas every year since 2005.

Brookner received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton for his undergraduate education.

ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit

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