Michael A. McConnell is chairman of Kelly Hart & Hallman’s Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice group. Since his graduation from the University of Texas School of Law in 1975, Mr. McConnell has gained a wide variety of experience in several practice areas of civil law, both as an attorney in private practice and as a member of the judiciary. A former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge from the Northern District of Texas, Mr. McConnell has represented secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, committees, and debtors in some of the most significant bankruptcy cases in this region. Mr. McConnell is also an experienced arbitrator and currently serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Mr. McConnell has arbitrated a number of energy-related disputes and has been appointed to both the prestigious National Energy Panel and the Large Complex Case Panel of the American Arbitration Association. AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS • Member, The American Law Institute • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy • Member, Board of Visitors, McDonald Observatory • Former Member of the Executive Committee of the University of Texas Law School Alumni Assoc.