Haynes and Boone Attorney Named to the International Insolvency Institute Board of Directors

September 19, 2002

Allison Stuckey
Sunwest Communications

DALLAS— Robin Phelan, a Partner in Haynes and Boone’s Business Reorganization/Bankruptcy Practice Group recently was named to the board of directors of the International Insolvency Institute. Mr. Phelan was officially instated as board member in June and will serve an indefinite term. He has been a member of the Institute since its inception in 2000.

The International Insolvency Institute is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement and promotion of insolvency as a respected discipline in the international field. Its members are primarily dedicated to improving international cooperation in the insolvency area and achieving greater coordination among nations in multinational business reorganizations and restructurings. The Institute's membership is restricted to the most senior, experienced and respected practitioners, academics, judges and financial industry professionals in the world.

Mr. Phelan  is involved in an active practice focusing exclusively on insolvency, reorganization and related areas, including extensive litigation in the bankruptcy court and other federal courts. Mr. Phelan works with other Haynes and Boone attorneys to analyze the effect of bankruptcy on corporate and financial transactions. He is a frequent speaker on panels and programs throughout the United States and internationally regarding developments in bankruptcy and insolvency law and is the author of numerous publications, several relating to tax, governmental and environmental claims. He is a contributor to several major treatises on bankruptcy and has testified before both the Congressional Bankruptcy Review Commission and the United States Congress on insolvency matters. Mr. Phelan has recently participated in a program sponsored by the United States Department of State and the United Nations to develop model cross-border insolvency provisions and participated in a White House program to improve the United States bankruptcy system.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. is an international corporate law firm with nine offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 400 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal. AmLaw Tech Magazine Scoreboard ranked Haynes and Boone first in law firm technology in 2001. The firm has been recognized as one of the 25 “Best U.S. Law Firms at Which to Work” (Of Counsel, 2000), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2002) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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