Benjamin C. Ackerly

Ben’s practice focuses on representing debtors, creditors, committees, trustees, and examiners in Chapter 11 bankruptcies. In addition, he represents parties in federal and state court receiverships. Ben joined Hunton & Williams in 1970 and was elected to the partnership in 1977. Prior to joining the firm, Ben served in the United States Army from 1968-1970.

He has counseled clients involving bankruptcy and creditors rights matters for over 40 years. Ben has been a Lecturer in Law on Business Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code at the University of Virginia School of Law since 1992 and has spoken many times to the Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice.

Ben is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits; the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; United States Court of Claim; Supreme Court of Virginia and all Virginia state courts.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy and 2) Restructuring and Creditors' Rights
Law School University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B., 1968)
Education University of Virginia (B.A., 1965)
Bar Member / Association Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Hunton & Williams
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