[ author: Stephanie Slater ]
The Delaware Bankruptcy Court now has eight judges to handle its hectic case burden. Judge Craig Goldblatt was sworn in as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Delaware District on April 26, 2021. Judge Goldblatt takes over the seat of former judge Kevin Gross, who retired in 2020.
Before joining the bank, Richter Goldblatt was a partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. According to a statement from Chief Judge Christopher S. Sontchi, Judge Goldblatt’s work was mainly focused on representing financial institutions and other commercial creditors in complex insolvency proceedings and appeals. In addition, Judge Goldblatt is the Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, where he chairs the Education Committee.
April was a busy month for the Delaware Bankruptcy Court with the appointments of Judge J. Kate Stickles and Judge Craig Goldblatt within weeks. Since announcing the retirement of former Judges Kevin Carey and Kevin Gross in 2019, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court has added four new judges: Judge John T. Dorsey, Judge Karen B. Owens, Judge J. Kate Stickles, and most recently Judge Craig Goldblatt.
With the Delaware Bankruptcy Court seeing an increase in cases since 2019, the eight-person bank is now fully equipped to handle the heavy case load.
Stephanie Slater is an attorney in the firm’s Wilmington, DE office.