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Hon. Jean FitzSimon Receives the 2014 Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award

Hon. Jean FitzSimon Receives the 2014 Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award

By Graham Hunt

4/11/14, 3:58 PM CT | Author: Leslie Archer

The ABA Business Law Section honored Judge Jean FitzSimon, a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, with the Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award , which recognizes an exceptional female business lawyer who has made significant contributions to the legal profession and the section.

FitzSimon accepted the award today, named for the first woman to chair the ABA Business Law Section, during the Section Luncheon at the Spring Meeting today in Los Angeles.
 
FitzSimon possesses a diverse career background, with experience as in-house counsel, corporate CEO, private lawyer, Justice Department attorney and bankruptcy judge.
 
Her longtime involvement with the ABA Business Law Section includes multiple leadership roles and much time spent encouraging and mentoring young female lawyers. FitzSimon is a member of the council of the ABA Business Law Section and chair of the section’s Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency. She has also served in several subcommittee leadership positions for the Business Bankruptcy Committee. She was chair of the section’s Educational Programming Board from 2007-2010 and co-chair of the Corporate Compliance Committee from 2003-2006.

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