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Professor Christopher Frost Inducted into American College of Bankruptcy

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2015) — Recognized for his contribution to the insolvency field and service to the profession and his community, Christopher Frost, University of Kentucky Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law, was recently inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Fellows are selected by invitation only, based on the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership in contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency processes; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

Frost joins 852 other professionals as fellows in the college. Together with its affiliated foundation, the college is the largest financial supporter of bankruptcy and insolvency-related pro bono legal service programs in the United States.

“The College of Bankruptcy is actively involved in the improvement of the bankruptcy system through their pro bono and educational activities. I am excited to have an opportunity to work with this group of outstanding professionals," Frost said.

Since 1998, Frost has been a faculty member in the UK College of Law. His areas of instruction and research include contracts, bankruptcy, commercial law and corporate finance. Before joining the UK College of Law, he practiced bankruptcy and commercial law with the firm of Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago until joining the law faculty of Saint Louis University. During this time, he was also a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and at the UK College of Law.

Frost earned a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Kentucky in 1983 and graduated from the College of Law in 1986, where he served as articles editor for the Kentucky Law Journal and was elected to Order of the Coif.

His articles on corporate reorganizations have been published in journals including the Hastings Law Journal, the North Carolina Law Review, the Arizona Law Review and the Tulane Law Review.

Frost is chair of the Kentucky Equal Justice Center and recently served on the Avoiding Powers Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Reform Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Additionally, Frost is a contributing editor to the Bankruptcy Law Letter.