He is a member of the class of 31 new Fellows worldwide that have been recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice. The College now has over 800 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Councils in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.
The induction ceremony in honor of the new Fellows will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in Washington, DC in March 2020.
Throughout his career, Manns, a partner in the financial restructuring and insolvency practice, has represented a variety of clients, in and out of court, in different stages of business restructurings involving transactional and litigation-related engagements.
He frequently advises corporate debtors, secured creditors, official committees of unsecured creditors, and acquirers of financially-distressed companies in complex business restructuring matters. He has experience in a variety of industries in chapter 11 reorganizations, including energy, media, healthcare, real estate and construction.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals and plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence in the field. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
Criteria for selection as a Fellow of the College 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 and insolvency; community service; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.