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Merrill R. Francis Organizational papers


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Merrill R. Francis was born in 1932. Upon his graduation from Stanford University Law School in 1959, he joined the firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton. He specialized in commercial law, bankruptcy, and secured and unsecured creditor representation.

Francis was a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association, where he chaired a number of groups and committees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 1995.

The Merrill R. Francis Organizational Papers, 1989-1999, include memoranda, reports, notes and related material regarding Francis's participation in American Bar Association (ABA) groups, including the Task Force on Federal Court Structure, the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Partnerships in Bankruptcy. The collection also includes 1992 meeting materials of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), of which Francis was a member, and ABI and related reports from 1991 to 1992 and 1999.

Received from Merrill R. Francis in 2001.

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