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Alison Elko Franklin focuses her practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. She has experience representing debtors, creditors, trustees and creditors’ committees in proceedings in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations, and Chapter 9 debt adjustments. Alison also has prosecuted and defended bankruptcy litigation matters, including avoidance actions, plan and claims objections, cash collateral disputes and stay relief issues. In addition, she has represented examiners, receivers and creditors in fraud investigations and commercial litigation in federal and state courts.
Some of Alison's notable engagements include the representation of a secured creditor owed US$4.1 billion in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a national hotel chain, an examiner in the investigation of a proposed multi-billion dollar settlement an official committee of unsecured creditors where unsecured creditors received payment in full and a municipal debtor in a Chapter 9 case where eligibility was contested.
Alison also served as a law clerk to the Honorable C. Ray Mullins, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Alison is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law, where she served on the Student Bar Association and was the Business Manager of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal and the 3L Class Committee Chair. Active in various student organizations, upon graduation, Alison received the Distinguished Service Award.
Alison is involved with numerous pro bono activities. She is the founder and the volunteer advisor for the Low Income Creditor Assistance Project (LICAP), a pro bono project supported by the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF). LICAP provides free legal assistance in bankruptcy cases to low-income judgment creditors who are pursuing or have obtained judgments against employers and landlords through AVLF’s Saturday Lawyer and Dollars for Judgments programs. As the advisor, Alison evaluates these bankruptcy filings and then solicits, assists and counsels volunteer attorneys. She has also successfully represented creditors in several LICAP matters.
Alison is one of the founders of the Reaffirmation Project, an initiative developed by the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association in collaboration with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS) and financially supported by the American College of Bankruptcy. The project provides free legal counsel to unrepresented debtors seeking to enter into reaffirmation agreements. A tremendous success in the Northern District of Georgia, the project received the Atlanta Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award in 2008 and is used as a model in other jurisdictions.
Alison serves as a volunteer advisor to the Georgia State University College of Law Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program (BAPP), where law students provide representation to pro bono clients referred by ALAS and AVLF with the assistance of volunteer mentor attorneys. She has also represented a petitioner in an international child abduction case filed pursuant to the Hague Convention.
In addition, Alison serves as a leader in various professional organizations. A founding board member, she is currently the Ex Officio Chair of the Atlanta Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Next Generation Program for restructuring professionals under the age of 45. She is also the Sponsorship Co-Chair of the TMA Atlanta Chapter, as well as the Communications Co-Chair of the TMA Global Next Generation Executive Committee comprised of young professional leaders from TMA chapters in North America and the United Kingdom.
Alison is a Director of the Georgia Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She served as the Co-Chair of the Georgia Network when it received the Ryan Award for Most Outstanding IWIRC Network in 2012. Additionally, Alison currently serves as a Director-at-Large on the IWIRC International Board of Directors and as the Southeast Sub-Committee Chair of the IWIRC Regional Planning Committee. In October 2011, Alison was named one of five IWIRC Rising Star Award finalists from around the globe for her leadership and commitment to IWIRC and the bankruptcy profession.
Alison serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. On behalf of the Bankruptcy Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia, she served on the Planning Committee for the "Atlanta Aquatic Adventures Party" at the Georgia Aquarium during the 87th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) in 2013.
In 2012, Alison was selected as the only attorney from Georgia to participate in the NCBJ Next Generation Program for 40 up-and-coming bankruptcy practitioners. In 2013, she was asked to serve as a member of the NCBJ Next Generation Program Committee and currently serves on the Reunion Committee for NCBJ Next Generation Program participants.
Alison also serves on the Emory University School of Law Alumni Board, mentors law students and recent graduates, and speaks on various panels for law students. She served as Co-Chair of her ten-year Emory Law reunion and as a member of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Notes and Comments Advisory Committee. Her other professional affiliations include the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Bleckley Inn of Court, Election Protection, the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society and the Georgia Innocence Project. She volunteers with several community service organizations such as Dress for Success, where she has served as a guest speaker for the Professional Women's Group, and Habitat for Humanity, where she has served as a Day Leader for various builds. Atlanta Magazine honored Alison as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights in 2013. In 2014, the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized her as a recipient of their "40 under 40", Atlanta’s Rising Business and Community Leaders Award.
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