On February 1, 2001, SHERI BLUEBOND was appointed by the Ninth Circuit as a bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California, sitting in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to taking the bench, she was a partner in the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP, where she co-chaired the Creditors' Rights and Insolvency Group, specializing in bankruptcy, debtor/creditor relations and business litigation, representing debtors in possession and trustees as well as secured and unsecured creditors.
She is a graduate of UCLA Law School, where she served on the UCLA Law Review, earned numerous American Jurisprudence Awards and graduated Order of the Coif, first in her class. Judge Bluebond is a Fellow of the American Bankruptcy College and a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. She currently serves on the Executive Committee and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and has at various times served on the Board of Trustees of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles/Camp Max Straus, the Board of Governors of the Financial Lawyers Conference, the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and the Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association.