Attorney & Author
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
The lack of skilled practitioners and judges. We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of bankruptcy filings and the complexity of the financial problems they pose. Congress needs to appoint more bankruptcy judges and the law schools need to turn out more skilled and ethical professionals.
If you had to choose another profession, what would it be?
I have another profession, an author. I love the process of creating an exciting story. Like bankruptcy, writing gives me a chance to peek into the lives and businesses of others. I can create a whole group of characters. It’s very challenging and rewarding. And it’s a way to remember the great things I’ve experienced
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
Never be too confident in yourself. Someone may have a legitimate basis to dispute your opinion. And that someone may be a Judge. Bummer.