WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Brittany S. Ogden to receive its 2022 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the association and the equipment finance industry. Ogden, who is a Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, will be formally recognized during a ceremony at the 61st ELFA Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida, in October.
Ogden has been an active member of ELFA for almost two decades, supporting the association in a number of key areas. She has served on member committees, including the Service Provider Business Council Steering Committee and the Legal Committee, which is a resource on a wide range of national and international legal issues impacting the equipment finance industry. Ogden is currently Co-Chair of the Amicus Curiae Subcommittee of the Legal Committee, which reviews requests for industry-related friend-of-the-court briefs. In addition, she volunteers her time to educate ELFA members on industry legal matters, speaking on numerous panels at the ELFA Legal Forum and writing articles for Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine.
Ogden is a strong supporter of ELFA’s Federal Advocacy program. She has served on the Advocacy Advisory Committee, which provides advice and counsel to ELFA’s federal government relations efforts on a broad range of legislative and regulatory issues. She is a regular participant in Capitol Connections, an annual event held in Washington, D.C., to educate members of Congress about, and advocate for, the equipment finance industry.
In addition to her work with ELFA, Ogden is active with the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. She currently serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Foundation’s Journal of Equipment Lease Financing and is a donor to the Foundation.
In her role as Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, Ogden is the National Co-Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditor's Rights Practice Group. With her commercial litigation and bankruptcy practice in state and federal courts, she focuses on creditor’s rights work, regularly representing financial institutions, equipment finance companies, secured and unsecured creditors, loan servicers, trustees and creditor committees. Ogden obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law.
“Each year, the Distinguished Service Award recognizes an ELFA member who goes above and beyond to advance our mission as an association," said ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta. “Brittany’s many contributions—from lending her expertise on industry legal matters to supporting the association’s advocacy program—are a perfect example of the kind of volunteer member engagement this award was established to recognize. We are thrilled to present this award to Brittany.”
“It’s truly an honor to receive this recognition from ELFA, an organization that has meant so much to me throughout my career,” said Ogden. “ELFA has done so much over the years to help drive the success of the equipment finance industry and I’m grateful for all the opportunities to advance the organization’s mission. I want to thank the leadership and staff of ELFA for their hard work and dedication to serving the needs of its members and the industry.”
About the Award
ELFA introduced the Distinguished Service Award in 2004. In 2014 the award was renamed the Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award to honor ELFA's 1979-2006 President. For more information, visit www.elfaonline.org/about/awards.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 575 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. ELFA has been equipping business for success for more than 60 years. For more information, please visit www.elfaonline.org.