Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
Some take; others give. Tonight’s honoree, Keith J. Shapiro, is a giver.
Many of the giants in our field have received this award during its almost 20-year history, and each of them richly deserved it. But of all the recipients, Keith is the person most deserving of this particular award. This is, after all, the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal lifetime achievement award and Keith and the Journal are inextricably linked. Not only did this journal launch Keith’s lifetime of stellar bankruptcy achievement, but one of his achievements was pushing this Journal to the success and preeminence that it now enjoys.
Keith has received many other lifetime achievement awards, and I have been honored to attend a few of those ceremonies. But the greatest honor for me is to be able to present him with this award because it completes the circle of Keith’s bankruptcy life.