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Hon. Allan L. Gropper

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
Retired Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
New York, NY, USA


Allan L. Gropper was appointed as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York on October 4, 2000, and retired on January 9, 2015.  Prior thereto he was a member of the law firm of White & Case and represented clients in connection with many of the nation=s largest Chapter 11 cases, including Manville Corporation, Texaco, LTV Corporation, Federated Department Stores/Allied Stores Corp, Maxwell Communications Corp., MGM, United States Lines, Pan American World Airways, and Waterman Steamship Corp.   He was also active in international insolvencies and restructurings and was located in the White & Case Hong Kong office during the year 1999-2000.

Judge Gropper presently serves as a mediator and expert witness in litigated matters.    He is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School, a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is also a member of the INSOL International College of Mediation.  He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School and author or editor of the following publications:

Author, “Cooperation in Cross-Border Insolvency Cases,” Festschrift for Heinz Vallendar, p. 207 (RWS Verlag 2015)

Author, “The Curious Disappearance of Choice of Law as an Issue in Chapter 15 Cases,” 9 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. Law 152 (2014)

Author, "The Arbitration of Cross-Border Insolvencies," 86 Amer. Bankr. L.J. 201 (2012)

Author, "The Model Law After Five Years: The U.S. Experience with COMI," 2011 Norton Ann. Rev. of Intl. Insolvency 13

Author, "The Payment of Priority Claims in Cross-Border Insolvency Cases," 46 Tex. Intl. L.J. 559 (2011)

Author, "Comments on the Articles of Professors Baird and Janger," 4 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 59 (2009)

Author, "Current Developments in International Insolvency Law," 15 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 2 (Apr 2006)

Editor, International Insolvency, with Carl Felsenfeld and Howard S. Beltzer, (2000)

Hon. Allan L. Gropper is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Current Developments in International Insolvency Law: A United States Perspective - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Disclosure Statements and Plan Confirmation - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Monday, May 01, 2017
Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Monday, May 01, 2017
Plan Formulation and Negotiation - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Monday, May 01, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15, Monday, May 01, 2017
Plan Formulation and Negotiation - Plan Formulation and Negotiation, Monday, May 01, 2017
Disclosure Statements and Plan Confirmation - Disclosure Statements and Plan Confirmation, Monday, May 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15, Monday, May 01, 2017
Disclosure Statements and Plan Confirmation - Disclosure Statements and Plan Confirmation, Monday, May 01, 2017
Plan Formulation and Negotiation - Plan Formulation and Negotiation, Monday, May 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Disclosure Statements and Plan Confirmation - Disclosure Statements and Plan Confirmation, Monday, May 01, 2017
Plan Formulation and Negotiation - Plan Formulation and Negotiation, Monday, May 01, 2017
Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15, Monday, May 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, New York, NY
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