About Us

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 12,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others. ABI is committed to serving our members with high-quality conferences, comprehensive continuing education, effective legal research, and dynamic networking opportunities.
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Founded in 1982, ABI plays a leading role in providing congressional leaders and the general public with non-partisan reporting and analysis of bankruptcy regulations, laws and trends. ABI is often called on to testify before Congress, analyze proposed bills, and conduct periodic briefings for congressional committees and legislative staff. ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. 

Executive Director Amy Alcoke Quackenboss

Amy Alcoke Quackenboss is the Executive Director of the American Bankruptcy Institute in Alexandria, Va., having previously served as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel from 2010 to 2019. Prior to joining ABI, she practiced law at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where she focused her practice on bankruptcy litigation and restructuring. During her years in private practice Ms. Quackenboss gained significant experience representing lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, creditors’ committees, and acquirers of assets in chapter 11 bankruptcies.

In 2002, she was honored with the H. Sol Clark award by the State Bar of Georgia for her commitment to pro bono work. In 1998 she served as the President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, after serving several years on its board of directors. Ms. Quackenboss received her B.A. from Miami University of Ohio and her J.D. from Washington & Lee School of Law, and upon graduation clerked for Mary Stanley, a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of West Virginia.

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