Kenneth L. Cannon II, a shareholder in the law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar in Salt Lake City, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 15, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony took place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Cannon is one of 39 nominees nationally being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.
“Selection to the American College of Bankruptcy is perhaps the highest honor that can be conferred on a professional in bankruptcy and insolvency, limited to those who have made exceptional professional and scholarly contributions in the field,” said Kevin R. Pinegar, president of Durham Jones & Pinegar.
“Ken Cannon is an extremely worthy inductee who has spent thirty years representing parties in reorganization cases and in transactions with insolvency issues, in teaching and lecturing, and in generally contributing to the level of professional excellence in the bankruptcy field. Ken joins our colleague Steve McCardell to make Durham Jones & Pinegar the only Salt Lake City-based firm with two members of this prestigious and influential organization.”
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence.
College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has 821 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.
Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and a commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.
In addition to his active legal practice, Cannon currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and as a member of several federal court committees. He is a regular panelist and lecturer at regional and local bar conferences and formerly was an adjunct faculty member at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. Cannon has also published widely in the areas of insolvency law, legal history, and Western American history.