About the Authors

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About the Authors

Christopher A. Ward chairs Polsinelli PC's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice and is a managing shareholder of the firm's Wilmington, Del., office, where he represents the firm's Delaware clients and serves as Delaware legal counsel to out-of-state referring law firms, conflicts counsel, contingency fee/avoidance action counsel, and special counsel in various matters pending both nationally and in Delaware. He focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy, financial restructuring, bankruptcy litigation, and distressed-asset sales, as well as nonbankruptcy alternatives, and has represented numerous chapter 11 debtors and unsecured creditors' committees. Mr. Ward is a member of ABI's Board of Directors and Polsinelli's board of directors. He has been recognized for excellence in Delaware Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers USA since 2010, in Super Lawyers for Delaware Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights since 2012, and in The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Delaware since 2015. Mr. Ward is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Endowment Committee, chair for the Arthur H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund, and editor and contributor to the app version of Polsinelli's The Devil's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms, which is available for free on iTunes. He was also the editor, and an author, of ABI's The Chief Restructuring Officer's Guide to Bankruptcy. Mr. Ward received his B.A. from Moravian College in 1995 and his J.D. cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 1999.

Ryan G. Foley is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where he co-chairs the firm's...

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