Leading Bankruptcy Judge Joins US Firm

Judge who has presided over some of New York's most important bankruptcy cases has joined the global law firm, Shearman & Sterling as a partner. In his eight years on the bench, Judge James Garrity has dealt with high profile international insolvency cases such as BCCI, Olympia & York, Barneys and Caldor Corp.

Garrity will join Shearman & Sterlings international bankruptcy and insolvency practice which focuses on debtor, creditor group, bondholder and asset acquisition clients and out-of-court restructuring.

The firm's senior partner, Stephen Volk says: “Judge Garrity has broad expertise and will be able to counsel and represent clients on questions arising in insolvencies of virtually any size and in any part of the world.”