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ABI Mourns the Passing of ABI Immediate Past President Hon. Kevin J. Carey

April 18, 2024, 07:55 AM
Filed Under: In Memoriam

It is with profound sadness that ABI announced the passing of Hon. Kevin J. Carey (ret.) of Hogan Lovells (Philadelphia), a venerated figure in the bankruptcy and legal communities, who passed away on April 11.
"We are extremely saddened at the news of Judge Carey's passing," said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. "His passion for the law was matched by his commitment to the legal community, where he was revered not only for his judicial acumen, but also for his ability to mentor and guide. I personally appreciated his friendship and his love and devotion to ABI.  He will be sorely missed by ABI staff, leadership and membership. Our condolences and prayers go out to his wife, Denise, and their family."
Please find Hogan Lovells' statement below on the passing of Judge Carey:
We are extremely saddened by the passing of our colleague, the Honorable Kevin J. Carey (ret.). Judge Carey, a lion of the bankruptcy bar, was most recently Senior Counsel in Hogan Lovells’ Restructuring and Special Situations practice in the Philadelphia office. He joined the firm in 2019, following his retirement from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, where he served for 14 years. Before being named to the Delaware Court, he served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2001-05. During his time on the bench, Judge Carey earned a reputation for being one of the leading bankruptcy judges in the U.S.
Judge Carey was widely known throughout the bankruptcy bar. He was the Immediate Past President of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and sat on the Executive Committee of the ABI Board of Directors. He was a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the International Insolvency Institute, and he was the first judge to serve as global chair of the Turnaround Management Association. He lectured worldwide on bankruptcy and cross-border issues, and he taught several bankruptcy-related university programs, including at St. John’s University School of Law, Temple University and Villanova. He also was a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy, the leading treatise on U.S. bankruptcy law.
Judge Carey was not only one of the best bankruptcy judges in the history of the profession, he was a deeply knowledgeable and valued colleague, and simply one of the very best people. He was always kind and positive, and eager to advise and assist clients in any way he could. He was an active and eager mentor to junior lawyers and anyone else interested in benefiting from his wisdom.
Christopher R. Donoho, III, co-head of the U.S. Restructuring & Special Situations practice, said, “Kevin’s passing is truly devastating. I have no other word for the complete sadness our entire team feels around this loss, both professionally and personally. He was the best kind of friend you could ever have and will forever be a legend in the bankruptcy world. We are devastated by this news, and our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Denise, and the entire Carey family."

Please find the obituary assembled by his caring family here.

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