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Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong

Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong

United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York

Brooklyn, NY, USA


Judge Elizabeth S. Stong has served as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2003. Before entering on duty, she was a litigation partner and associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and law clerk to Hon. A. David Mazzone, U.S. District Judge in the District of Massachusetts. 

Judge Stong is a member of the Council and Audit Committee of the American Law Institute, a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Practising Law Institute, co-chair of the International ADR Committee of the International Insolvency Institute, and P.R.I.M.E. Finance, an international dispute resolution organization that promotes judicial education in complex financial disputes. She serves on the ABA Standing Committee on CLE, is a member of the ABA National Conference of Federal Trial Judges Executive Committee, and is active in the leadership of the ABA Business Law Section. She chairs the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges International Judicial Relations Committee and has trained judges in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula, as an expert with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program. She has also consulted with the Supreme Court of China and People's High Courts in Beijing and Guangzhou, and has led judicial workshops in Brazil and Argentina. Judge Stong is an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School. 

Judge Stong previously served as President of the Harvard Law School Association, Vice President of the Federal Bar Council, Vice President of the Board of Directors of New York City Bar Fund Inc. and the City Bar Justice Center, Chair of the New York City Bar's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Vice Chair of its Judiciary Committee, and an officer of the ABA Business Law Section. She was also a member of the board of MFY Legal Services, Inc., one of the largest providers of free civil legal services to low-income residents of New York City, and served on the ABA's Commission on Women in the Profession and Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.

Judge Stong received her J.D. and A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University. 

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