Otterbourg Partner Named a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy

December 30, 2013


The American College of Bankruptcy has announced that Otterbourg’s Melanie Cyganowski will be inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. 


Ms. Cyganowski chairs Otterbourg’s Insolvency Litigation Services, ADR and Fiduciary Appointments Practice Area.  She formerly served as U.S. Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York. She was a federal judge for 14 years and returned to private practice in 2007.


The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. It plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country.


Nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism.  The College now has 831 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.