Alane A Becket

Alane A Becket

Biography

Education: 
College:  Pennsylvania State University (1987)
Law School:  Widener University School of Law (1992)

Bar Admissions: 
Pennsylvania (1992); New Jersey (1992); United States Supreme Court (2008)

Other Professional Affiliations: 
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI); National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT); National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA, formerly NARCA); Pennsylvania Creditors Bar Association (PACBA); The American College of Bankruptcy


Ms. Becket joined Becket & Lee in 1991. She is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest distinction available. In addition to being a Managing Partner at Becket & Lee, focusing on client and industry relations, she specializes in litigation strategy and has been lead counsel in some of the most successful and influential decisions on claim litigation in consumer cases over the last 20 years.  


Recognized by industry peers as an asset to the bankruptcy community, Alane has been honored to serve in a variety of substantive roles over the years. Most recently, she finished her term as President of the American Bankruptcy Institute (April 2019-April 2020). Prior to being elected President, Alane served on ABI’s Executive Committee as Vice President of Publications beginning in 2014. Alane has been on the ABI Board of Directors since 2009 and served as Co-Chair of its Consumer Bankruptcy Committee.  


In March 2020, Alane was formally inducted as a Fellow in the 31st Class of The American College of Bankruptcy. This selective, invitation-only fellowship is extended to professionals “based on a proven record of the highest standards of expertise, leadership, integrity, professionalism, scholarship, and service to the bankruptcy practice and to their communities.”  


She also currently serves the National Creditors Bar Association as Co-Chair of both the Bankruptcy Section and the Professional Standards and Grievance Committee. Prior to these positions, she was appointed to NCBA’s Board of Directors in 2015 and re-elected in 2016, having served through 2018.  


In addition, Alane lectures extensively on consumer bankruptcy issues for a variety of professional organizations, including the ABI, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Federal Judicial Conference, the NACTT, the Commercial Law League of America, NCBA, and a host of local and regional creditor organizations. She has authored articles for many of the same organizations, as well as the Norton Institute on Bankruptcy Law. Alane co-authored the revised edition of the ABI treatise Consumer Bankruptcy:  Fundamentals of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (Third Edition) and served as Editor of the Fourth Edition published in 2017. Alane also served as Editor for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of The Best of ABI – The Year in Consumer Bankruptcy. In 2016, Collection Advisor magazine named her as one of the “25 Most Influential Women in Collections” in its September/October cover story. In 2018, Collection Advisor once again recognized Alane among her peers, this time in its September/October cover story on the “20 Most Powerful Women in Collections”.