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Alston & Bird Partner Named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow

November 11, 2014, 07:04 AM

Alston & Bird partner Jason Watson and chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Workouts & Reorganization Group has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Watson has more than 15 years of experience representing secured lenders in pre-bankruptcy workouts and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In addition to advising several food franchisors in the acquisition of additional stores out of bankruptcy, he has counseled numerous other companies spanning a broad range of industries, including real estate, manufacturing and telecommunications industries.

A frequent speaker and author on a variety of bankruptcy-related topics, Watson is a co-author of the Bankruptcy Litigation Manual, 2013-2014, published by Wolters Kluwer. He’s also a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute and a member of the Atlanta Executive Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Watson served as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Laney III, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Fellows of the College include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround specialist, law professors, judges and government officials.

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