James Wagner Inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy:  March 2009

WASHINGTON, DC - The American College of Bankruptcy announced that James A. Wagner, a partner in the firm of Wagner Choi & Verbrugge, of Honolulu, Hawaii, will be inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 27, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The ceremony will take place at the U.S. Supreme Court in the Great Hall, and will be presided over by David G. Heiman, Chair of the College.  The keynote speaker will be Dennis W. Archer, Esq., a former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and past president of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Wagner is one of 33 nominees from the United States and abroad being inducted in the Twentieth Class (2009) of College Fellows.  All are being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals.  The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence.  College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.

Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism.  The College now has 712 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.

Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics,  character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and a commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.