The American College of Bankruptcy has announced that Squire Sanders partner Jordan A. Kroop will be inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 14, 2014, in Washington DC. The ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and will be presided over by District Judge (Jan) Baker, Chair of the College. There are 33 nominees being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.

“We are proud of Jordan for his election to this most distinguished professional organization,” said Stephen D. Lerner, leader of the Squire Sanders Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group. “This is a well-deserved recognition of Jordan’s expertise and experience as a restructuring lawyer.  Squire Sanders is recognized as one of the nation’s leading restructuring and insolvency firms, and we are pleased to have the firm well-represented in the College.”

In addition to Mr. Kroop, Squire Sanders partners Craig D. Hansen, Stephen D. Lerner, G. Christopher Meyer, and Thomas J. Salerno are Fellows of the College.

Among his more notable recent engagements, Mr. Kroop served as debtor’s counsel for the Phoenix Coyotes, the National Hockey League team, in its Chapter 11 filing and subsequent sale, and the Russian Tea Room, the world-famous restaurant in New York City. He is the co-author of “Chapter 11 Cases Involving Professional Sports Franchises” in the Collier Guide to Chapter 11: Key Topics and Selected Industries (LexisNexis, 2011) and the two-volume treatise Bankruptcy Litigation and Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide (Aspen, 4th Ed., 2008), as well as the previous third edition of that treatise (Aspen, 3rd Ed., 2000) and The Executive Guide to Corporate Bankruptcy (Beard Books, 2nd Ed., 2010). Mr. Kroop has been awarded the designation of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2009 and has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, a distinction honoring the top 5 percent of lawyers in the region, each year since 2007.

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 and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country.

The College now has 831 Fellows, each selected and invited 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, significant contributions to the community, 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 commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.