John D. Sigel, a partner at WilmerHale, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Class of 2005 by the American College of Bankruptcy. He and only 33 other national bankruptcy lawyers were recognized in the annual ceremony held at the United States Supreme Court on March 18 in Washington, DC.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College was formed in 1989 and has approximately 633 Fellows that are chosen by a Board of Regents from among recommendations received from the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit. Fellows are selected on an invitation only basis after having proven that they possess the “highest professional qualifications and ethical standards,” among other qualifications.
Mr. Sigel is co-vice chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Department at WilmerHale. He concentrates his practice on commercial law, advising clients on secured and unsecured lending and debt issuance, Chapter 11 reorganizations and the Uniform Commercial Code. He has particular experience in matters relating to debt financings of public and private companies and acquisitions and sales of distressed companies.