The Most Influential Bankruptcy Judges In History

By Matt Chiappardi (July 22, 2016, 6:54 PM EDT) -- From the Chandler Act in the late 1930s to the contemporary fast-paced brand of complex business restructuring, these judges left an indelible mark on the body of law and procedures that make up today's corporate bankruptcy practice. Here, Law360 spoke with restructuring attorneys and experts to get their take on some of the giants of the bankruptcy bench.

Justice William O. Douglas

U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-1975

While he wasn't technically a bankruptcy judge, Justice Douglas was the longest-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice in history. But his definitive mark on bankruptcy came from his time at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which...

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