About This Section

The Bankruptcy Law Section is comprised of attorneys, judges and others who practice in the area of bankruptcy law, both business and consumer.  Click here to view the Section’s bylaws and here to view its 2016 Annual Report.

Statement of Purpose

To promote the professional development and interests of its members and to provide a common meeting ground for attorneys who practice bankruptcy law.

Section Events, Meetings & Information


Chair Jeffrey R. Waxman
Vice-Chair (Commercial Bankruptcy) Joseph Michael Barry
Vice-Chair (Consumer Bankruptcy) Erin K. Brignola
Secretary Erin R. Fay





Chapter 7/Chapter 13

John T. Carroll, Co-Chair
Cozen O’Connor
L. Katherine Good, Co-Chair
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
J. Kate Stickles, Co-Chair  
Cole Schotz P.C.

Michael Joseph, Co-Chair
Ferry, Joseph & Pearce, P.A.
Jeoffrey Burtch, Co-Chair
Cooch and Taylor, P.A.

Chapter 11 Kurt F. Gwynne, Co-Chair
Reed Smith, LLP
John H. Knight, Co-Chair
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.
Legislation Gregory W. Werkheiser, Co-Chair
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Evelyn Meltzer, Co-Chair
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Litigation Donna L. Culver, Co-Chair
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Michael Busenkell, Co-Chair
Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown LLC
Local Rules Kimberly A. LaMaina, Chair
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
New Lawyers Michael David DeBaecke, Chair
Blank Rome, LLP
Publications/CLE Bruce Grohsgal, Co-Chair
Delaware Law School
Craig Martin, Co-Chair
DLA Piper, LLP
Social Maris Kandestin, Co-Chair
Morgan Patterson, Co-Chair
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Technology Sean T. Greecher, Co-Chair
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Lucian Murley, Co-Chair
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
U.S. Trustee/Bar Relations Shanti M. Katona, Chair
Polsinelli PC

Schedule of Meetings and Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events.

Meeting Minutes and Reports
May 16, 2007 Council Meeting Minutes
May 1, 2007 W. Sudell’s Report to the DSBA Executive Committee
February 14, 2007 Council Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2006 Council Meeting Minutes
November 1, 2006 W. Sudell’s Report to the DSBA Executive Committee
July 27, 2006 Council Meeting Minutes

Pending Legislation of Interest

Archives, CLE Programs and Other Events

  • Bench & Bar Meetings
  • Social Events
  • CLE Programs
  • Materials Archive
For information regarding Sections, please contact LaTonya Tucker, Director of Bar Services and Membership.
Changes to the Section’s webpage must be sent to WebsiteUpdates@dsba.org.