JOAN N. FEENEY is a highly respected, preeminent judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and former chief judge of the court. She has considerable experience in bankruptcy and commercial law and has written extensively on these subjects. Among her many activities, Judge Feeney is the co-Chair of the Joint Bankruptcy Court/Boston Bar Association Task Force on Financial Literacy; coauthor of the West treatise Bankruptcy Law Manual; a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy; President-elect of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges; and recipient of the 2005 Boston Bar Association Haskell Cohn Award for Distinguished Judicial Service.
THEODORE W. CONNOLLY is a highly respected finance and bankruptcy attorney at one of the largest law firms in Boston, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, and has extensive experience in resolving financial difficulties involving corporations and individuals. Connolly clerked for the Honorable William C. Hillman at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Boston.