United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. has reappointed firm member Jeff Hartley to the United States Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. The Judicial Conference is the federal court system’s principal policy-making body. Its Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules is charged with developing and promulgating policies and procedures to govern the nation’s ever-evolving bankruptcy system.
Mr. Hartley, who heads up the Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Department at Helmsing Leach, was first appointed to the Bankruptcy Rules Committee in 2014. His reappointment is for a three-year term.
Mr. Hartley has deep experience in the development and practice of bankruptcy law. At Helmsing Leach, he handles all aspects of insolvency litigation and all manner of bankruptcy transactions involving financially-troubled companies. From 1994 to 1997, he was a member of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, which was established to evaluate the bankruptcy system and make recommendations for legislative reform to the President, Congress and the United States Supreme Court. From 1994 to 1996, he was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Margaret A. Mahoney, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Alabama.