United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is the United States bankruptcy court within the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Southern District of New York is a major venue for bankruptcy, as it includes the City of New York.

Originally, the District Court itself handled bankruptcies; these and admiralty court cases dominated nearly to the exclusion of all other cases, which were primarily handled by a Circuit Court for the District of New York and its successor Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York, until that court was abolished and its cases handled by the District Court as well.[1] The district became widely recognized for its expertise in handling large bankruptcies, leading companies to seek a way to file in this court. Modern examples include the General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization and the Enron and WorldCom bankruptcies.[2] More recently, in November 2012, Hostess Brands is trying to re-file for bankruptcy and to liquidate, but has been ordered to mediate.[3]

List of judges[edit]

The following is a list of the current bankruptcy judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.[4]

Judge Appointed
Stuart M. Bernstein November 22, 1993
Shelley C. Chapman March 5, 2010
Robert D. Drain May 24, 2002
Robert E. Gerber September 5, 2000
Martin Glenn November 30, 2006
Arthur J. Gonzalez October 10, 1995
Allan L. Gropper October 4, 2000
Sean H. Lane September 7, 2010
Burton R. Lifland March 28, 1980
Cecelia G. Morris July 1, 2000
James M. Peck January 10, 2006

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Burak, H. Paul (1962-05-01). History of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. New York City: Federal Bar Association of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  2. ^ Hals, Tom; Martha Graybow (2009-06-01). "GM bankruptcy forever linked to Harlem dealership". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.pjstar.com/free/x719495023/Judge-orders-Hostess-to-mediate-with-Bakers-Union-on-Tuesday
  4. ^ All information contained here is derived from the official website of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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