Alvin F. Benton serves as the Director, Assistant General Counsel supporting Capital One’s Auto Finance, U.S. Card, Retail and Direct Bank and Commercial Bank bankruptcy businesses. Recently, Alvin has been tasked with serving as primary legal support to Capital One Auto Finance business’s Loss Mitigation Operations. Alvin is licensed to practice law in Florida, Texas and New York. In addition to other legal professional experience, Alvin spent roughly eight years as an associate attorney at an AMLaw50 law firm practicing in the areas of bankruptcy litigations and general business litigation. He has represented creditors in a variety of commercial settings, including sophisticated Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 13 cases and Chapter 7 liquidations. In addition, he has represented creditors in receiverships, debt restructurings, complex commercial foreclosures; complex corporate restructurings in Chapter 11 cases and under consensual, out-of-court “workout” agreements. During his time in private practice, Alvin was continuously involved in his firms’ pro bono and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Alvin received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the FAMU College of Law, and was a recipient of the FAMU Quasquicentennial Alumni Award by Florida A&M University, as well as the “Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Under 40” award by the National Bar Association and IMPACT. Alvin was named as a 2012 and 2013 Rising Star for the Florida SuperLawyers publication, a 2014 Rising Star for the Texas SuperLawyers publication, and is the recipient of the Orange County Bar Association New Attorney Award of Excellence for his pro bono service in the Central Florida area.
Alvin served as an Inaugural Fellow of the Florida Bar Leadership Academy and served as a member of 2015 Leadership Class of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
He has served as a panelist during the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges addressing many topics, including trends and issues in bankruptcy law and the importance of diversity in the legal field. Mr. Benton is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Corporate Counsel, and volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County. Alvin serves as the co-chair of the Capital One Plano Office’s Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Committee for Capital One. Alvin was recently accepted into Capital One’s Emerging Leader Development Program, a fast-paced, high-impact development program, where Capital One high potential associates will be given the opportunity to enhance and transform their leadership skills.