Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor Arthur Gonzalez (LL.M. ’90), former chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, was profiled in a recent cover article in the Swedish insolvency magazine Ackordscentralen Nyheter.
The magazine story explains to its Swedish audience that Gonzalez moved from a teaching career to a staff attorney position at the Internal Revenue Service and, ultimately, to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, where he presided over the internationally noted and hugely complex corporate reorganizations of Enron, WorldCom, and Chrysler. When asked by the magazine about U.S. government efforts to support Chrysler, Gonzalez said, “I don’t give a personal opinion about it. As a bankruptcy judge it didn’t matter whether it was the government or a financial institution that lent money while the company was having struggles.”
Gonzalez also made several speaking appearances in Germany in late September to share with insolvency practitioners there his insights on the U.S. approach to large bankruptcy cases. He participated in a roundtable discussion in Berlin sponsored by the German Turnaround Managers Association on September 26; delivered a lecture about the Chrysler case to the Berlin/Brandenburger Working Group for Bankruptcy Law Association on September 27; spoke at the ZinsO Annual Conference in Cologne on September 28 about his major bankruptcy cases; and related to an audience on October 1 at the German Institute for Applied Bankruptcy Law Association how Chapter 11 works.
Posted October 5, 2012