ABI to Raise Funds for Puerto Rico #PuertoRicoFuerte

Four months ago Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane packing 155 mph winds when it made landfall. The storm thrust the island into darkness. Today, about 35% of the island still lacks power. While most of the island has water, questions remain about how much of it is potable.

On April 4, 2018, the ABI Endowment Fund will team up with The Mariano Rivera Foundation to raise much-needed funds to benefit Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. This event, to be held in Manhattan during the first week of baseball season, is more than a great opportunity to network with colleagues over appetizers and an open bar. You will get to meet legendary New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera while the insolvency community gives back to the territory that has occupied so much of the bankruptcy news for the past few years.

Mette K.

ABI Winter Leadership: Mamma’s Home!

Can’t wait to get to the ABI Winter Leadership Conference in sunny Palm Springs next week to catch up with all my bankruptcy peeps…. and to thaw out!

After decades in California learning how to cook a Thanksgiving meal with Santa Ana winds blowing like an oven fan, I’m learning to re-acclimate to traditional Thanksgiving weather. Yesterday’s high in New Jersey: 44 degrees!  (I keep repeating to myself: “Not cold, seasonally appropriate!”) The high in Palms Springs?  94 degrees!

Of course, with nine joint ABI committee sessions provided by ABI’s committees, along with ABI’s newest trend, ABI Talks, and 13 topical sessions, the conference also offers plenty of learning opportunities. Check out the program here.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Palm Springs!  If you have time to catch up, let me know.


Mette K.