Atlanta-based bankruptcy attorney Jason Watson , partner at Alston & Bird and chair of the firm's Bankruptcy, Workouts, & Reorganization Group , was recently chosen as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy .
A frequent public speaker and author on bankruptcy-related topics, Watson has been representing secured lenders in pre-bankruptcy workouts and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases for more than 15 years. His experience includes advising many food franchisors during acquisition of additional stores out of bankruptcy and also counseling companies in many industries, including real estate, manufacturing, and telecommunications.
Watson is co-author of the Wolters Kluwer-published Bankruptcy Litigation Manual for 2013-14 and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, the Atlanta Executive Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable John T. Laney III, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, before joining Alston & Bird.
Attorneys are invited to join the American College of Bankruptcy as Fellows, an honorary public service association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals, based on a proven record of the highest professionalism standards and the service to their profession in their respective communities. According to the American College of Bankruptcy's website, the college, together with its affiliated foundation, is the largest financial supporter of bankruptcy and insolvency-related pro bono legal service programs in the U.S.