WILMINGTON, Delaware (October 25, 2011) – Richards, Layton & Finger is proud to announce that Mark D. Collins, a director of the firm, has been invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. The College honors exceptional bankruptcy professionals for their work, their contributions to the administration of justice, their public service and their integrity. Collins will be formally inducted with the 23rd Class of Fellows in a ceremony at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2012.
Collins, who chairs Richards Layton’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department, has represented numerous debtors, bank groups and acquirers in national chapter 11 cases. His many accolades include being regularly listed among The Deal’s top 20 most active bankruptcy attorneys in the country, named the 2012 Delaware Best Lawyers’ Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year, and selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 lawyers in Delaware in 2010. Collins is also named in Chambers USA as a top-tier bankruptcy/restructuring lawyer and among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating, the highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.
Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy are chosen by the College’s Board of Regents from professionals recommended by the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit. The criteria for admission as a Fellow include the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, distinguished service to the bankruptcy and insolvency community, and contributions to the education of the profession. Admitted by invitation only, Fellows of the College use their talents and resources to promote professional excellence, collegiality, scholarship and access to justice.
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About the American College of Bankruptcy
The American College of Bankruptcy, formed in 1989, is an honorary and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Its Fellows include business attorneys, bankruptcy attorneys, corporate turnaround specialists, United States Trustees, financial advisors, government officials, law professors, judges and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community. Nominees are invited to join based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service to the profession.