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Sept. 13, 2021

American Bar Association Honors John Baxter with 20/20 Partners Rising Young Leader Award

The American Bar Association Business Law Section Business Bankruptcy Committee (BBC) has honored Nashville associate John T. Baxter as a member of the inaugural class of its 20/20 Partners Rising Young Leader Award.

The award recognizes the nation's top young bankruptcy lawyers who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to business bankruptcy, community involvement, leadership, and professionalism. Baxter is among 19 attorneys selected from across the country. He will be honored along with other recipients at the BBC Luncheon during the hybrid National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges from Oct. 6 to 9 in Indianapolis.

Baxter focuses his practice on bankruptcy law and consumer financial litigation, with key experience representing both debtors and creditors in chapter 11 proceedings touching on a diverse set of industries. He has represented clients in matters in state, federal, and appellate courts across the state of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In the five years that he has been practicing law, Baxter  has earned recognition for his bankruptcy practice from Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch and for business litigation by Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars. He regularly writes about pressing topics in bankruptcy law and is published by Chambers, Law360, and Thomson Reuters.

BBC was founded to be the principal Business Law Section resource for legal professionals dealing with business bankruptcy issues. The committee provides educational programming and content and is involved in developing and reviewing proposed bankruptcy legislation and rules. BBC strives to give opportunities for young lawyers to work with established professionals around the country in order to build their experience and reputations, according to its website.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

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