Gene Melchionne Elected to Board of Directors of NACBA

Waterbury attorney, Eugene Melchionne, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys at its recent meeting in New York City in April. NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA now has 3,500 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. NACBA is recognized by members of Congress and their staffs, by the Judicial Branch, and by the media as the leading voice in America on issues of consumer finance and bankruptcy law. The Association and its members frequently are called upon to testify before legislative and judicial bodies and share their expertise. NACBA is also the leading force against the anti-debtor legislation in Congress and at the state level that the consumer credit industry has sought so aggressively.

As a Director, Attorney Melchionne will be responsible for setting the Association
s educational program for its annual convention in Chicago in 2015 and ensuring that NACBA will continue to play a key role in shaping the outcome of policy-related debates on consumer bankruptcy issues. He is currently co-chair of the Associations Technology Committee and acts as State Chair supporting Connecticut members and addressing legislative matters within the state.

I am excited to amplify my efforts to aid consumers in financial distress by stepping up to a role on NACBAs board. I hope to reach more judges, lawmakers, and attorneys alike that there is a solution to the burdens of debt caused by factors beyond the consumerscontrol”, he said in a recent interview.

Attorney Melchionne is a nationally recognized speaker on financial issues and technology, having most recently spoken to a group of 800 attorneys in New York City and within the last year in New Orleans, Minneapolis, and San Diego. He has regularly consulted with members of the Senate and House in Washington D.C., on matters of bankruptcy law, mortgage foreclosures, credit card debt, and student loans.