The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that Alston & Bird partner Kit Weitnauer was inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 18, 2011, in Washington, D.C. at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court.
Weitnauer is one of 40 nominees from the United States and abroad who were inducted into the Twenty-Second Class (2011) of College Fellows. All were honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. Weitnauer has been successfully practicing bankruptcy law for over 30 years, and has been featured among The Best Lawyers in America
since 1995, as well as profiled in Chambers USA
. He is a noted author in the bankruptcy arena whose most recent book, The Bankruptcy Court's Watchdog: The Appointment, Role and Power of Examiners Today
, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute was just released. He co-authored the highly acclaimed treatise Valuation in Bankruptcy
, published in 2009.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has 758 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.
Criteria for selection include the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and a commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.
For more information about the American College of Bankruptcy, or about the 2011 Induction Ceremony, contact Shari A. Bedker, Executive Director at 703-934-6154 or fax at 703-802-0207 and email at