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New York Attorneys Picked for Southern District Bankruptcy Court

June 30, 2022, 9:37 PM

Two attorneys have been chosen to replace retiring bankruptcy judges in the Southern District of New York, one of the most sought-after bankruptcy venues.

John P. Mastando III of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Philip Bentley of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP will be appointed as bankruptcy judges later this year to 14-year terms, according to press releases from the US Courts for the Second Circuit.

The two will replace current bankruptcy Judges Shelley Chapman and Robert Drain, who were both due to retire at the end of June but were recalled by the court this month ...