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October 20, 2022 
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Gray Reed Attorney Named to American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2022 “40 Under 40”

Gray Reed Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Partner-Elect Amber Carson is recognized in the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)’s 2022 “40 Under 40,” an annual initiative that identifies 40 top industry professionals under age 40.

At Gray Reed, Carson guides debtors, creditors, official committees and other parties through every phase of commercial bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters before courts in Texas and across the country. She has helped clients achieve positive outcomes in difficult cases spanning many industries, from oil and gas, healthcare and retail to restaurants, construction and manufacturing. Carson also handles bankruptcy-related litigation involving a number of complex issues, including fraudulent transfers, preference actions, contract disputes and many more.

“This honor is very well-deserved and I could not be happier for Amber or more proud of her,” Gray Reed Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department Chair Jason Brookner says. "She is a rising star in the bankruptcy community and a valued and integral member of the Gray Reed team.”

Honorees were chosen from both large and small firms from every region of the country, and represent diverse practice areas such as law, finance, consulting, academia, government and more. More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges.

“The 2022 honorees continually display the acumen, energy and passion in both their careers and communities to demonstrate that they are the future leaders of the insolvency profession,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “This year’s class, like those in years past, brings together a widely diverse collection of young leaders who we fully expect will propel ABI and the insolvency community forward.”

To view the full list, click here.

About ABI

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 nearly 10,000 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 For additional conference information, visit

About Gray Reed

A full-service Texas law firm 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