May 3, 2012 - UCLA School of Law’s David Regan ’13 was awarded the 2012 American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence. ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency and one of the leading national organizations of the bankruptcy bar. Through this annual award, ABI honors top law students from across the country, recognizing their academic achievements in the field.
To determine the recipients of the medal, deans and bankruptcy law faculty select students with the highest grade in a bankruptcy course and/or those who show the greatest promise for a career in bankruptcy practice. Regan was chosen primarily because of his performance in Professor Kenneth Klee’s Bankruptcy course (Law 248), in Fall 2011, and Professor Daniel Bussel’s Bankruptcy Transactional Course: Negotiating and Confirming Chapter 11 Plans (Law 740), in Spring 2012. Regan’s primary career interest is in bankruptcy law, and he also has worked summers at Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP of Los Angeles, California, which specializes in the field.