IL – May 16, 2019 – The Commercial Law League of America (CLLA)
held its 125th National Convention on May 2-5, 2019 at the Rosen Shingle
Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Attendees explored the multi-tracked,
educational event covering topics in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, complex
litigation, legislation and collections. Attendees were awarded continuing
legal education (CLE), and offered opportunities for networking through
planned social events, and witnessed the Passing of the Gavel, the
President's Cup Award presentation, and the induction ceremonies of
leadership roles at the Annual Awards Luncheon.
Timothy Wan, Smith
Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh, PC Sworn in as President of CLLA
convention, the third-ever female President, Lorna Walker, Sweet & Walker,
PC, San Francisco, California, "passed the gavel" to Timothy Wan,
Senior Partner at Smith Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh, PC of Commack, New
In a previous
statement, Ms. Walker remarked, “As the third madam president, I am honored
that I will be the one to swear in Mr. Wan. I have worked closely with him
over the past few years and know he will do an excellent job. I am
confident that our league will benefit greatly from his leadership and
enthusiasm,” stated Ms. Walker. Mr. Wan enthusiastically remarked, “As the
first-ever non-white President, and one of the youngest, I am honored to be
receiving this heavy mantle. I am ready to roll up my sleeves, and make
change happen – more than just because of finally breaking the diversity
Robert Ingold as the 2019 President's Cup Winner
Robert Ingold was
presented with the 2019 President's Cup Award at the 125th National
Robert Ingold has
held several key positions in The Commercial Law League. He has served on
the Board of Governors of the CLLA, as a former chair of the Commercial
Collection Agency Section of the CLLA, and as a former chair of the Eastern
District of CLLA – the first agency member to hold this office in over 100
years. He is a past recipient of the CLLA Robert E. Caine Leadership Award.
Mr. Ingold also served as a past President of IACC and was a recipient of
the IACC Leadership Award. Currently, Mr. Ingold is a member of the IACC
Board of Directors.
winners are selected by a special committee comprised of CLLA board
members, a previous President’s Cup recipient and a member of the American
Lawyers Quarterly law firm directory.
Since 1964, the
award has been presented to a CLLA member who has shown outstanding service
to the organization, in addition to leading a respected personal and
CLLA is planning
the 126th Annual Convention to be held in Chicago, Illinois in 2020.
Attendance at the annual convention, and other CLLA events, is open to
members and non-members. Visit www.clla.org/events for more information.
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About the CLLA
Since 1895, the
not-for-profit Commercial Law League of America has connected experienced
attorneys with credit grantors, lending institutions and other commercial
credit, bankruptcy and general finance industry members through networking,
education, legislative advocacy and specialized legal services. The
association’s members include attorneys, collection agencies, judges,
accountants, trustees, turnaround managers and other credit and finance
experts. For more information on the CLLA, please visit https://www.clla.org.
information about this event or the Commercial Law League of America,
contact Dawn Federico at email@example.com or by calling 312-240-1400.