Departing NY Bankruptcy Chief Leaves Behind 'Mega' Legacy

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 8:20 PM EST) -- U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez, the outgoing chief judge of the New York bankruptcy court, presided over Enron Corp., WorldCom and Chrysler LLC — three of the biggest, most complex corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history — but never let his skyrocketing reputation inflate his ego or alter his no-nonsense attitude, attorneys say.

Known for his intelligence, decisiveness and work ethic, Judge Gonzalez held fast to his even-keeled temperament and his practical approach, no matter how small — or how big — the case.

"As his...
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