Catherine E. Vance is Vice President of Research & Policy and Associate General Counsel at Development Specialists, Inc., resident in the firmís Columbus, Ohio, office.
Ms. Vance has written extensively on matters related to bankruptcy, bankruptcy reform, privacy, and other matters affecting the debtor/creditor relationship and insolvency proceedings. When the bankruptcy reform legislation was enacted in early 2005, Ms. Vance quickly emerged as a leading authority on the new law, particularly its attorney liability provisions. In addition to participating in numerous educational programs across the United States, Ms. Vance served as Contributing Editor and author of the book, "Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy," published by the American Bar Association in 2006, and she has written several articles on various aspects of the new law.
She is a regular contributor to the Bankruptcy Yearbook and Almanac, co-authoring the publicationís annual legislative update, and served as Associate Editor for the 94th edition of the National Association of Credit Managementís Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws.
Ms. Vance serves as Reporter for the American Bar Associationís Task Force on Attorney Discipline and is a member of the Board of Directors of the TriState Association for Corporate Renewal and the Executive Council of the Commercial Law League of Americaís Bankruptcy Section. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the International Womenís Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, including its Central Ohio network.
A United States Army veteran, Ms. Vance received her Bachelorís Degree, magna cum laude, from the Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law, where she was awarded the American Bankruptcy Instituteís Medal for Excellence in Bankruptcy Studies.