Deborah Williamson Elected to American College of Bankruptcy Board of Regents

May, 2022 - San Antonio, Texas

Dykema is proud to announce that The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) has named Deborah Williamson to its Board of Regents. Williamson, a long-time Fellow and Director with the ACB, was elected as one of 15 Board of Regents members, representing the Fifth Circuit for a three-year term.

The Board of Regents is responsible for the nomination and selection of qualified candidates for fellowship in the College. One Regent is appointed from each of 11 federal judicial circuits and three Regents are appointed At Large. Each Regent of a federal judicial circuit serves as Chair of its Circuit Admissions Council. The Board of Regents has the sole authority to elect Fellows to the College.

Williamson is the leader of Dykema’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice group and a renowned national leader in bankruptcy law. She advises clients across various industries on counter-party risk, bankruptcy litigation, and asset acquisition. Williamson was the first woman president of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the first woman Chair of the Texas State Bar Bankruptcy Law Section. She is certified in Business Bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Certification and the American Board of Certification. Williamson also served as Chair of the committee which develops and administers the Business Bankruptcy exam by the Texas Board of Legal Certification.

Williamson earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center, and a B.A., with honors, from the University of Texas at El Paso.