Ciara Rogers of Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, PLLC Selected as One of ABI's 2023 "40 Under 40"

Ciara Rogers of Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, PLLC Selected as One of ABI's 2023 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Ciara Rogers of Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, PLLC (Raleigh, N.C.) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s award program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony on Dec. 1 at ABI’s 2023 Winter Leadership Conference at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rogers is a partner with Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey, PLLC, where her practice focuses on debtors’ and creditors’ rights, chapter 11 bankruptcy, representing bankruptcy trustees in chapter 7 and 11 cases, serving as a Subchapter V trustee, and litigating adversary proceedings. In 2014, she was recognized by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) as an Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Fellow, and in 2019, she was selected as a participant in the NCBJ’s NextGen program. In 2022, Rogers became certified as a specialist in business bankruptcy by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. A member of the North Carolina and Virginia State Bars, the North Carolina Bar Association and ABI, she serves as treasurer of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s Carolinas Network, is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section Council, and is a National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Subchapter V Trustee CLE Planning Committee member. In 2021 and 2022, Rogers was listed as one of Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite in Bankruptcy Law,” and she was listed as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2019, 2021 and 2022 and as a Super Lawyer in 2023.

Due to her pro bono work, Rogers received the inaugural pro bono service award of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section for providing the most hours of pro bono service of its members. She also has been a member of the North Carolina State Bar’s Pro Bono Honor Society for four of the last six years for providing 50 or more pro bono hours in the calendar year. In addition, Rogers has taught bankruptcy law and regularly speaks at conferences on various bankruptcy-related topics. Outside of the office, she has served on boards of nonprofits, her local YMCA and a sexual assault resource center.

“The members of the 2023 class are an inspiration for the commitment, creativity and ingenuity that they demonstrate in both their careers and communities,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “This diverse collection of honorees is comprised of future leaders that will drive ABI and the insolvency community forward.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Now in its seventh year, the goal of ABI’s “40 under 40” award program is not simply to create a one-time ceremony, but to fully engage those selected as future leaders in the insolvency profession and to build on the initiative each year.

Click here to view the full list of the 2023 “40 Under 40” honorees.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 10,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit