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Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross Joins Richards, Layton & Finger

March 13, 2020, 2:06 PM

Former Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross will join Wilmington, Del., law firm Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. after retiring from the bench earlier this month.

Gross, who served for 14 years on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, will start April 1 as director of Richards, Layton & Finger’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice, the firm announced Friday.

“We are thrilled that Judge Gross has chosen our firm for the next chapter in his celebrated career,” said Doneene Damon, the firm’s president. “His knowledge and experience will allow us to offer exciting new services to both our clients and our co-counsel,” she said in a statement.

Gross, known for his sunny demeanor and ability to forge consensus, announced his retirement last April.

As a judge for one of the nation’s busiest bankruptcy courts, Gross oversaw some of the country’s most complex bankruptcy cases, including Nortel Networks Inc.'s Chapter 11 case and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ reorganization.

Gross will continue to serve as a mediator in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and will also be available to serve as an examiner, the firm said.

He was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1978.

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