The final open meeting of the Commission will be held on Friday, April 20 during ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting. Join us in Washington for the last hearing before compiling the report of recommendations to be released at the end of the year.

The schedule for the public meeting is:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Dan Fisher, general counsel and corporate secretary, Educational Credit Management Corp., Minneapolis, MN

John R. Byrnes, former regional U.S. Trustee, Roanoke, VA

Karen Cordry, National Association of Attorneys General, Washington, DC


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Hon. Colleen Brown, bankruptcy judge, District of Vermont

Mary Ida Townson, chapter 13 trustee, Atlanta, GA

John D. McMickle, JDM Public Strategies, Washington, DC

John Loughnane, Nutter McCennen & Fish, Boston, MA


ABI’s Mediation Committee will also be providing a statement during this session. To read written statements from these speakers, please click on their names.

A list of topics under consideration by the Commission is available. To submit any comments or suggestions for the Commission, please e-mail