NEW ORLEANS, March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce Rudy J. Cerone has been named by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) to its newly formed Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy.

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Cerone, a Member resident in McGlinchey Stafford’s New Orleans office, is Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights team. He will serve as one of 15 members of the new Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, which was created “to examine the consumer bankruptcy system and recommend improvements that can be added within its existing structure,” according to ABI.

Cerone, who is Co-Chair of the ABI Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, previously served in leadership roles within ABI, including as a member of its Board of Directors from 2006–2015 and as Secretary and Executive Committee Member from 2010–2015.

“I am honored to join nationally-recognized leaders in consumer bankruptcy to work toward recommendations for the modernization of the consumer bankruptcy system,” said Cerone. “Together, we will gather input from around the country to shape and improve this system, which will benefit all those involved.”

A 38-year veteran of the legal profession, Cerone is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy (2001) and is certified as a specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification (1993) and by the Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization (1996). Cerone has received recognition from peers and clients for excellence in bankruptcy law in publications such as Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America®. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1979.

Cerone will join the Commission for its first public field hearing at the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., May 4–7.

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