Press Release

Charlie Beckham Elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy

April 02, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Charles A. Beckham, Jr. has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy. The Chair of the College is the chief executive officer of the College and supervises the business and affairs of the College.

Charlie’s new role follows a two-year term as President of the College, in which he served as the principal operating officer and led programs around the country, including a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative. It also follows a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Regents of the College.

The American College of Bankruptcy is dedicated to the enhancement of professionalism, scholarship and service in bankruptcy and insolvency law practice by conducting professional educational programs, sponsoring the publication of scholarly materials, promoting pro bono efforts and maintaining the National Bankruptcy Archives. Professionals are invited to join based on a proven record of the highest standards of expertise, leadership, integrity, professionalism, scholarship and service to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice and to their communities.

“It has been an honor to contribute to the College through various roles for more than 20 years,” Charlie said. “I’m happy to continue supporting the profession as Chair of the College. I look forward to seeing what the College can accomplish going forward.” 

"We are thrilled for Charlie to take on this new role as Chair of the College," said Haynes Boone Restructuring Group Chair Frasher Murphy. "Charlie's professional path has been marked by exceptional commitment and service to his clients, peers and the bankruptcy community as a whole. His election to this esteemed position is a testament to his merits.” 

Charlie will work alongside several Haynes Boone partners who are also ACB fellows, including Ian Peck, Stephen Pezanosky, Patrick Hughes and Kenric Kattner

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