Archer’s Douglas G. Leney Chosen To Participate in Next Generation Program

Douglas G. Leney, an Associate in Archer’s Philadelphia office, has recently been chosen as one of 40 bankruptcy attorneys from across the country to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Next Generation Program. Fewer than half of the applicants to the program were selected to participate.

The Next Generation Program targets bankruptcy practitioners with five to 10 years of experience. During the NCBJ’s four-day Annual Meeting in September, participants will have intensive learning opportunities with more than 20 bankruptcy judges and 10 senior bankruptcy lawyers. The program also features networking opportunities with other Next Generation lawyers and alumni.

To be nominated, the prospective program participant must:

  • Have five to ten years of experience practicing law;
  • Devote at least fifty percent of his/her practice to bankruptcy cases;
  • Demonstrate legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law;
  • Display a serious commitment to principles of civility, ethics and professionalism; and
  • Demonstrate commitment to the continued educational development of bankruptcy professionals and to professional activities that will benefit the public, members of the bar and the court system.

To learn more about the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, visit their website at

Mr. Leney focuses his litigation practice on matters involving bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, and debtor/creditor rights. Mr.Leney is a trustedadvisor to debtors, trustees, foreign representatives, creditors’ committees, unsecured creditors, and secured creditors in cases under Chapters 7, 11, and 15 of the Bankruptcy Code, and related adversary proceedings, and also represents various parties in non-bankruptcy state and federal court matters, ranging from commercial workouts and foreclosures to cases brought in federal District Court under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and similar statutory regimes. Mr.Leney has significant experience in representing asset-based lenders in connection with loan inception and closing, as well as workouts, inter-creditor arrangements, and related litigation.           

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury and real estate services. For more information, visit

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