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July 10, 2020 
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Gray Reed Associate Amber Carson Selected to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Next Generation Program

Gray Reed Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Associate Amber Carson has been selected to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Next Generation (NextGen) program

The program, which is to be hosted in Indianapolis in October 2021, hosts up-and-coming bankruptcy practitioners with 5 to 10 years of experience for special events offered exclusively to NextGen participants. Each NextGen participant was nominated and then randomly selected from all nominations received.  To be eligible for consideration, applicants were required to meet the following qualification criteria:  

  • Devote at least 50 percent of their practice to bankruptcy;
  • Demonstrate legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the continued educational development of bankruptcy professionals and professional activities that will benefit the public, members of the bar, and the court system; and
  • Display a serious commitment to principles of civility, ethics and professionalism.

As an advisor for debtors, creditors, official committees, trustees and other parties in interest, Carson represents clients in all facets of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and federal bankruptcy-related litigation matters. She has guided clients in many different industries, including healthcare, retail, construction, oil and gas, restaurant and manufacturing to successful outcomes in many courts in Texas and across the country. The core of Carson's expertise in bankruptcy law stems from her judicial clerkship with a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Texas after law school at Southern Methodist University.

About the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is an association of the Bankruptcy Judges of the United States which has several purposes: to provide continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, to promote cooperation among the Bankruptcy Judges, to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the Bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the Bankruptcy Courts of the United States. For more information, visit

About Gray Reed

A full-service Texas law firm of more than 140 attorneys with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 as well as high net worth individuals. Gray Reed attorneys assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit