Judith Fitzgerald Receives Honorable Mention

Contributed by Judith K. Fitzgerald

Hon. Judith Fitzgerald received an honorable mention by Law360 for The Most Influential Bankruptcy Judges in History.  Designated by the Third Circuit to deal with mass tort asbestos liability cases, Judge Fitzgerald considerably deepened the case law begun by Judge Lifland with Johns-Manville, deciding every nook and cranny of asbestos bankruptcy law.

“She developed an expertise in the peculiarities of those cases and was the architect of what Chapter 11 plan would pass muster with the court,” Richard P. Epling, a senior partner with Pillsbury Winthrop said.