Bernstein Shur Shareholder Lindsay Zahradka Milne Selected to Co-Chair the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee
The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has selected Bernstein Shur Shareholder Lindsay Zahradka Milne as Co-Chair of the Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee for a 2-year term, beginning April 23. In this role, Milne will lead the committee responsible for creating the educational content for ABI’s 11,000 members on issues impacting the “bottom line” in a bankruptcy case: recoveries to unsecured creditors.
The ABI is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 11,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles. Milne joined the ABI as a member in 2015 and has achieved recognition and served in leadership roles ever since. In 2018, the ABI named Milne to its 40 under 40 List for Emerging Leaders in Insolvency Practice. The List, comprising attorneys from some of the nation’s most prestigious and well-known law firms, included Milne for her commitment to advancing the bankruptcy profession and having the highest level of standards of achievement at work and in the community. In 2021 and 2022, Milne served as the Education Director on the Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee, tasked with designing educational content in that subject area for ABI’s two national conferences, and as the Education Director for the ABI’s Northeast Bankruptcy Conference. Milne has gone on to co-chair the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference for 2023 and 2024.
As a Shareholder in Bernstein Shur’s Business Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, Milne represents a broad array of corporate clients in matters including chapter 11 reorganizations, asset sales and acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings and liquidations, bankruptcy-related litigation, and appellate practice. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Lindsay worked in the Financial Restructuring group at Akin Gump in New York, where she advised borrowers, debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, lenders, and ad-hoc groups of bondholders in connection with pre-filing negotiations and chapter 11 proceedings.