About the Award
Kate died unexpectedly in May of 2005 at the age of 51. At the time of her death, she was the chair of the ABA Section of Business Law’s Business Bankruptcy Committee. This memorial award honors Kate’s memory. Kate was a tenured member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She was an accomplished author, scholar, teacher, lawyer, and administrator. In addition to her leadership roles at the , she served in leadership capacities at the American Association of Law School’s Section on Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights. She was a counselor in the truest sense of the word -- a wonderful mother, a friend to many, a dedicated mentor to students and young lawyers, and a trusted voice of wisdom. She left us too soon. This Award is designed to serve as a lasting tribute to all she was and all for which she stood and to recognize the importance of bankruptcy education and scholarship to the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee and the bankruptcy profession.
The annual Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award will be conferred during the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee luncheon at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges each year. The recipient will attend the Fall Meeting of the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee to receive the award.