MAY 2019 VOL. 6, NO. 5
DEVELOPMENTS
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund
 

STUDY ON EFFECTS OF MEDICAID EXPANSION ON FILING RATES TO BE PUBLISHED IN SUMMER ABI LAW REVIEW

The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund commissioned an empirical study to examine whether the expansion of Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a correlative effect on the rate of consumer bankruptcy filings across the country. The study, “Consumer Bankruptcy and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Placebo or Panacea?,” is a ground-breaking look at these issues and will be published in the upcoming Summer 2019 issue of ABI Law Review.

The principal researchers for the study were Prof. Brook E. Gotberg of the University of Missouri School of Law and Prof. Michael D. Sousa of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. “Finding a preliminary answer to this question may have great ramifications on the perceived success or failure of the nation’s health care system, as well on the bankruptcy system’s social insurance function to thousands of consumer debtors who suffer under the weight of medical debt,” according to Profs. Gotberg and Sousa.

Funding such studies continues to be one of the Endowment’s primary missions: to provide resources for research in a variety of bankruptcy-related topics. A full listing of the major studies that have been funded can be found at www.abi.org/endowment.

 

Brooke Gotberg

Prof. Brook E. Gotberg
University of Missouri School of Law

Michael Sousa

Prof. Michael D. Sousa
University of Denver
Sturm College of Law

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New Donors Recognized

The Endowment Fund recognizes and thanks the following for reaching new levels of giving

BENEFACTOR

Jeffrey A. Hokanson
Ice Miller LLP

LEADERSHIP CLUB

Robert P. Handler
Commercial Recovery Associates, LLC

James A. Lodoen
Ballard Spahr LLP

Melissa Root
Jenner & Block LLP

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Donor
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Endowment Fund Development Committee

Vice President—Development:
Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Committee Members:
Steven M. Berman
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Richard S. Lauter
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Jerry M. Markowitz
Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

Bradley D. Sharp
Development Specialists, Inc.

Christopher A. Ward
Polsinelli

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs

 

Mid-Atlantic
Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Ryan G. Foley – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Charles Forman – LeClairRyan, PC
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Fox Rothschild LLP
Warren Martin – Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Richard M. Meth
James E. Van Horn – Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Midwest
Chair: Richard S. Lauter – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Claire Ann Resop – Steinhilber Swanson
Sheryl L. Toby – Dykema Gossett PLLC

New England
Chair: Jeffrey T. Varsalone – CBIZ MHM, LLC

New York Metro
Co-Chair: Lisa G. Beckerman – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Co-Chair: Allen D. Wilen – EisnerAmper LLP

Rocky Mountain
Co-Chair: Annette W. Jarvis – Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Lynne Long – All Business Development Solutions, LLC

South
Chair: Kristina M. Johnson – Jones Walker LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
James R. Irving – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Derek F. Meek – Burr & Forman LLP
James E. Smith – Williams Anderson PLC
Emily Campbell Taube – Burr & Forman LLP
Stephen P. Wheelis – Wheelis & Rozanski, APLC

 

Southeast
Chair: Jerry Markowitz – Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.
Terri L. Gardner – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Neil C. Gordon – Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Jennifer McLemore – Christian & Barton, LLP
Jennifer M. Meyerowitz – Summit Investment Management LLC
Edward J. Peterson, III – Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA
Lynn Lewis Tavenner – Tavenner & Beran, PLC
Glenn Thompson – Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC

Texas & Southwest
Co-Chair: Jason S. Brookner – Gray Reed & McGraw, PC
Co-Chair: Scott Van Meter – Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Thomas H. Grace – Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Jordan A. Kroop – Perkins Coie LLP
John Penn – Perkins Coie LLP
Thomas J. Salerno – Stinson Leonard Street (US) LLP

West
Chair: Bradley D. Sharp – Development Specialists, Inc.
Matthew Gates – Duff & Phelps, LLC
Scott Gautier – Robins Kaplan
Mitch Ryan – Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.

 
 
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