Michael Sabella of Baker & Hostetler LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2021 "40 Under 40"

Michael Sabella of Baker & Hostetler LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2021 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Michael Sabella of Baker & Hostetler LLP (New York) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony to be held on Dec. 10 at ABI’s 2021 Winter Leadership Conference at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Sabella is an associate at BakerHostetler, where he focuses his practice on the areas of restructuring, bankruptcy, corporate governance litigation and complex commercial litigation. He assists debtors, committees, secured and unsecured creditors, examiners and trustees in corporate and individual debtor cases ranging across all industries and in all aspects of litigation and transactions. Sabella has presented on and written about a wide range of bankruptcy issues, including involuntary bankruptcy cases, bankruptcy case updates, fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation and issues, and interpretations of sections of the Bankruptcy Code. An advocate for pro bono cases and causes, he assists pro bono clients with LGBTQ+ impact litigation and representation, asylum applications, post-conviction relief and amicus briefs for different human rights and interest groups. He received his LL.M. in Bankruptcy in 2009 from St. John’s University School of Law, his J.D. cum laude in 2007 from St. John’s University School of Law, 2007 and his B.A. magna cum laude in 2004 from Muhlenberg College.

“The 2021 honorees are a testament to the future of the insolvency profession, with exemplary accomplishments in both their careers and communities,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to this diverse collection of young leaders propelling ABI's full range of activities forward to advance the profession.”

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. Nominations were submitted earlier this year by the candidates themselves or by colleagues via the initiative’s website, http://abi40under40.org. More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. The majority of the applicants were partners, directors or managing directors at their firms.

Click here to view the full list of the 2021 “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 www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.