Weil and Kramer Levin Partners fill New York bankruptcy judge positions

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday appointed partners of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP to serve as bankruptcy judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Weil Litigation Partner John P. Mastando III and Kramer Levin Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner Philip Bentley fill vacancies left by Justice Shelley Chapman and Justice Robert Drain, who retired this month -this.

Mr. Mastanado will officially take office in a private ceremony later this summer and Mr. Bentley will take office on September 7, the appeals court heard.

MM. Both Mastando and Bentley have experience in large and complex business restructuring litigation, typically filed in New York bankruptcy court.

Mr. Mastando served as co-lead counsel in the confirmation trial of Washington Mutual Inc.’s plan to reorganize, which represents the largest bank restructuring and second-largest bankruptcy behind Lehman Brothers in U.S. history, according to his online biography.

Mr. Bentley recently represented a group of government plaintiffs in the bankruptcy of opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt PLC and represented the creditors’ committee in the Eagle Hospitality Trust Chapter 11 case.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswire

06-30-22 1911ET

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