The American College of Bankruptcy recently announced that Harvard Law School Professor Mark Roe ’75 will be inducted as a fellow of the College. The ceremony will take place on March 14, 2014, in Washington, D.C., will be presided over by D.J. (Jan) Baker, chair of the College.
An expert on corporate law and bankruptcy law, Roe joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 2001. He previously taught at Columbia Law School. Roe has written extensively on corporate law and new methods of corporate reorganization and bankruptcy. He is the author of several books, including “Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization: Legal and Financial Materials” (Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press 3d ed. 2011), “Corporate Governance: Political and Legal Perspectives” (Edward Elgar Publishing 2005), “Political Determinants of Corporate Governance” (Oxford, 2003) and “Strong Managers, Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance” (Princeton, 1994.) In 2009, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
Roe is one of 33 nominees being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.
Nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has 831 Fellows, each selected 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.