Who's Who Legal Names Robin Phelan to List of Top Bankruptcy Lawyers

April 28, 2004

Eric Backs
Haynes and Boone, LLP

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP, an international corporate law firm, is pleased to announce that Robin Phelan, a Partner with firm’s Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Practice Group, has been named to The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, 4th Edition.

Who’s Who researchers spend six months independently researching, canvassing and analyzing the opinions of clients and insolvency practitioners from around the world. The 2004 list reveals Mr. Phelan as one of only 251 lawyers in 42 countries who should be considered leaders in the field of insolvency and restructuring.

Mr. Phelan's practice is exclusively devoted to 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.

Mr. Phelan is Director and Former President of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Director of the International Insolvency Institute, and serves as Chairman or Former Chairman of bankruptcy related committees of  the Dallas Bar Association State Bar of Texas and American Bar Association. He also is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, American College of Bankruptcy, INSOL, International Bar Association and the John C. Ford – American Inn of Court.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international law firm with nine offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2003) and is the recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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