John Marshall Law School Bankruptcy Professor Jason Kilborn Invited to Join International Insolvency Institute

CHICAGO, Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Professor Jason Kilborn from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been asked to join the prestigious International Insolvency Institute, an invitation-only organization of leading bankruptcy and restructuring professionals.

Over the past decade, Kilborn has focused his academic research on a comparison of bankruptcy and insolvency in the U.S., with similar systems in Europe and elsewhere in the world. He has written numerous articles and a book on comparative bankruptcy for individuals, as well as co-authored a book on international cooperation in cross-border business bankruptcy. He is also a national reporter and co-editor of a series of detailed comparative analyses of business reorganization practices around the world.

In recent years Kilborn has chaired a drafting group for a World Bank project on the treatment of insolvency of natural persons, and has advised several national governments on their development of personal insolvency laws. He has been appointed to three, two-year terms as the Van der Grinten Chair in International and Comparative Insolvency Law at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as well as a one-semester term as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Kilborn joined the John Marshall faculty in 2007. He teaches Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Corporations, Civil Procedure II and Payment Systems. Kilborn received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School. Before teaching, Kilborn was a bankruptcy associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, and at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C.

The International Insolvency Institute is a non-profit, limited-membership organization dedicated to advancing and promoting insolvency as a respected discipline in the international field. Its primary objectives include improving international co-operation in the insolvency area and achieving greater co-ordination among nations in multinational business reorganizations and restructurings.

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program fifth, its Trial Advocacy Program 16th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 17th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

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