The law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Judith K. Fitzgerald has been appointed to the firm’s Board of Directors.
Retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Fitzgerald has more than 25 years of experience as a Bankruptcy Judge, having presided over matters in the Western District of Pennsylvania (where she was Chief Judge for five years) as well as in the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During her tenure as a Bankruptcy Judge, Fitzgerald presided over many significant corporate cases and adjudicated more mass tort bankruptcies than any other bankruptcy judge in the country.
Since joining Tucker Arensberg in 2013, Fitzgerald has served as a mediator and arbitrator in bankruptcy, consumer and commercial transaction-related proceedings. She has been retained as an expert witness and consultant in cases throughout the country involving bankruptcy issues, insurance and reinsurance issues, fee disputes, bankruptcy related malpractice matters, asbestos trust issues and various commercial and contract disputes. Fitzgerald has represented both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and works with clients on complex bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial issues.
Among her many recognitions, in 2016, Judge Fitzgerald received an honorable mention by Law360 as one of The Ten Most Influential Bankruptcy Judges in History. Law360 noted that, 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 is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy, as well as other professional organizations.