Ethan J. Birnberg, an associate in Ballard Spahr's Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery Group, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Board of Certification (ABC). Mr. Birnberg also will serve on ABC's marketing committee.

ABC is the nation's premier legal specialty certification organization—certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors' rights law. The organization, which is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA), has certified more than 1,000 attorneys to date.

Mr. Birnberg frequently represents debtors, trustees, creditors, and receivers, predominantly for court-appointed receivers in Ponzi scheme cases. He also advises clients in corporate restructuring, workouts and asset sales, fiduciary duties, and all types of adversary proceedings.

Recognized as a leader of the next generation of bankruptcy practitioners, Mr. Birnberg frequently speaks at conferences, publishes articles, and co-authored a chapter on transnational business trends, Chapter 15, and cross-border insolvencies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Faculty of Federal Advocates, which works to improve the quality of legal practice in the federal courts in Colorado by enhancing advocacy skills, professionalism, and the integrity of practice.