WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) announced on November 13, 2023 the appointment of Daniel Lipner as VP of Government Affairs at the federal level. The appointment represents an addition to NCBA’s government affairs team and comes at a time when NCBA’s impact and influence are growing.
Due to member requests for increased support on state level issues and our growing influence in Washington, we decided, with the support of the Board, to separate the Government Affairs Officer position into two distinct roles: State and Federal. Nathan Willner, as the VP of Government Affairs (State), will continue his indispensable advocacy work at the state level including working with State Creditors Bar Associations (SCBAs) and sister trade associations. The collaboration of Nathan and Dan will create an even more robust advocacy team, ensuring NCBA’s place at the legislative and regulatory tables of power.
An Emory Law graduate with over 20 years of experience as an attorney and political consultant, Daniel has experience with political and issue campaigns, lobbying, grassroots organizing, relationship building, communications, and political crisis management. He has worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, at the National Labor Relations Commission, for nonprofits, and at private law firms.
“Daniel’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for NCBA as state issues ramp up, but we cannot let our guard down on the federal issues impacting our membership. Adding this position means creditors rights attorneys will have a voice and seat at the table on state and federal issues, requiring the full team and collaborative efforts of Nathan and Daniel,” said Liz Terry, Executive Director, NCBA. “We look forward to Daniel’s efforts and advocacy on the Hill. This will help us strengthen existing relationships and broaden our reach on behalf of our more than 1,700 attorneys and roughly 350-member law firms.”
“I am excited to join the team of phenomenal professionals at NCBA, and I’m already impressed by the work being done,” Daniel said on day one. “I see tremendous opportunities to expand the footprint of our organization and our membership locally and nationally to ensure that NCBA is not only at the table when decisions are made but recognized as the sought-after expert representing creditors rights attorneys.”
To increase the involvement and awareness of the creditors rights practice of law, Daniel will manage NCBA legislative and regulatory efforts at the federal level. He will also support NCBA judiciary efforts and work with sister trade associations to help advance the creditors rights industry.
As a team, Nathan and Daniel will report to Liz Terry, Executive Director, and continue to advocate and grow NCBA’s presence at the State, Federal, and Grassroots levels.
About National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA)
NCBA is the premier bar association dedicated to serving law firms engaged in the practice of creditors rights law. Currently, our membership is comprised of over 350 law firms and individual members, totaling approximately 1,700 attorneys, in the areas of creditors rights law, defense and in-house counsel. Members practice in over 20 different practice areas in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Our attorney members are committed to being professional, responsible, and ethical in their practice and profession. http://www.creditorsbar.org