THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BRADY C. WILLIAMSON AS CHAIR AND MEMBER
OF THE NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY REVIEW COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Brady C. Williamson, a Wisconsin attorney, to be chair and member of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. Mr. Williamson will succeed former Congressman Mike Synar (D-Okla.) who died earlier this year after heading the Commission for its first six months.
Mr. Williamson, a partner in the LaFollette & Sinykin law firm, won a 1991 U.S. Supreme Court case that helped define the relationship between federal bankruptcy law and state law. He also has taught state and federal constitutional law at the University of Wisconsin Law School for the last ten years. He is a 1975 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.
Created by Congress in 1994, the Commission has undertaken the first comprehensive review of the nation's bankruptcy laws in more than 20 years. The Commission's nine members appointed by the President, the Chief Justice and the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate will make their conclusions and recommendations for improving the system of corporate and consumer bankruptcy late next year. The Commission already has begun a series of public hearings and meets next on April 19.