Susan M. Freeman, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, is one of two attorneys invited in 2016 to participate as a Conferee in the National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC), the association announced this week.
The NBC is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization of 60 leading bankruptcy lawyers, law professors and bankruptcy judges whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and any proposed changes to those laws. It has been a resource to Congress on every significant piece of bankruptcy legislation since its formation in the 1930s.
Freeman concentrates her practice in both business bankruptcy cases and civil appeals of all kinds. She is the only lawyer invited to membership (and leadership) in both the American College of Bankruptcy and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. She is listed as counsel in more than 150 appellate decisions, and has briefed and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has represented asset purchasers, indenture trustees, secured creditors, debtors in possession, trustees and committees in Chapter 11 cases.
Freeman has a particular expertise in bankruptcy ethics, and has written extensively and spoken frequently at seminars on that topic, as well as representing lawyers and trustees and serving as an expert witness on professional responsibility issues. She is certified by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in bankruptcy law, and was elected into the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Bar Association Hall of Fame in 2015.
“We are pleased to add these stellar Conferees to our membership. They will broaden and deepen our collective experience and enhance our ability to continue to perform our key non-partisan advisory role for members of Congress and their staff,” said NBC Chair Jane Vris.