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About the Authors

Karen Cordry has been bankruptcy counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) for 25 years. She works on all issues relating to the effect of bankruptcy on the activities of state and territorial attorneys general, with a particular emphasis on providing substantive support for the states with respect to bankruptcy filings by tobacco companies. She conducts a yearly bankruptcy seminar and writes a periodic monthly Bankruptcy Bulletin on recent cases of interest to government counsel. She has a BS degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University; a JD degree from Wayne State University; and an LLM degree from George Washington University. She is currently working on a second edition of the NAAG manual on Bankruptcy from a Governmental Perspective.

John T. Lee has worked at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office since 2007. He is a senior assistant attorney general in the Criminal Appeals Section and a 2006 graduate of Georgetown Law.

Judy McKee is NAGTRI deputy director, a position she assumed when NAGTRI was formed in 2008. In that capacity, she oversees the more than 100 training programs a year that NAGTRI conducts, both in the continental United States and overseas. She supervises the other NAGTRI counsel, assisting in the planning and designing of new programs. She also serves as an instructor at numerous NAGTRI trainings. Judy received her JD degree, magna cum laude, from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., a master's degree in English from Brown University, Providence, R.I., and a BA degree in English from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

Kevin E. McReynolds is an assistant attorney general in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office Criminal Appeals Section. Before this, he clerked for a federal trial judge and spent five years as a commercial litigator splitting his time between a national firm in Los Angeles and a small firm in Denver. Kevin is a 2005 graduate of UCLA School of Law.

Emily Myers is NAAG antitrust and powers and duties chief counsel as well as NAGTRI program counsel. She has been with NAAG since 1993. She is the editor of NAAG’s third edition book, “State Attorneys General Powers and Responsibilities” and the author of chapters on state antitrust enforcement in American Bar Association and state bar publications. As antitrust counsel, Emily assists states in their multistate activities and maintains the NAAG Multistate Litigation Database, a comprehensive database of state antitrust cases since 1990.

Mark D. Silverschotz, co-chair of Anderson Kill's Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group, has worked in the bankruptcy and reorganization field since 1981, representing secured, unsecured, and subordinated creditors. In addition, Mr. Silverschotz has represented trustees, debtors-in-possession, and official committees of creditors and equity holders. These clients included multiple tax and regulatory authorities, including agencies of the states of Washington, Missouri, Kansas, Hawaii, California and Illinois. He represented California, including its regulatory and taxing subdivisions, in more than 100 different matters.

Since 2002, Mr. Silverschotz has lectured annually at the bankruptcy conference of the National Association of Attorneys General and States Association of Bankruptcy. He has a BA degree from Columbia University and a JD degree from Georgetown University.

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