Contributed by Debra A. Dandeneau.
The Selection Panel met yesterday to finalize the brackets for the Weil Bankruptcy Blog’s March Madness competition. Because we had so many great submissions from our readers, the Selection Panel had to make some difficult decisions to narrow the “teams” down to the Group of 32 that will be representing the four conferences – the Northeast, South, Midwest, and West. The brackets will be revealed and voting starts on Monday, March 3.
In the meantime, here are the team captains (i.e., quotable judges) who made the cut:
|6th Circuit Judge Alice M. Batchelder||Bankruptcy Judge J. Philip Klingeberger|
|Bankruptcy Judge Stuart M. Bernstein||Bankruptcy Judge Robert J. Kressel|
|Bankruptcy Judge Hal J. Bonney||Bankruptcy Judge Harold M. Lavien|
|11th Circuit Judge Edward Earl Carnes||Bankruptcy Judge Burton R. Lifland|
|Bankruptcy Judge A. Jay Cristol||Bankruptcy Judge Bruce A. Markell|
|7th Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook||Bankruptcy Judge James M. Marlar|
|Bankruptcy Judge Richard E. Fehling||Bankruptcy Judge Frank R. Monroe|
|7th Circuit Judge Joel M. Flaum||Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Nugent|
|5th Circuit Judge Irving Loeb Goldberg||Bankruptcy Judge John K. Olson|
|Bankruptcy Judge William C. Hillman||District Judge Lawrence O’Neill|
|District Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander||Bankruptcy Judge Christopher S. Sontchi|
|Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley||Bankruptcy Judge S. Martin Teel, Jr.|
|Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath||Bankruptcy Judge James E. Yacos|
In case you noticed, no quotes from a Supreme Court Justice on bankruptcy issues made the cut. Also, if you counted and are wondering why we have fewer than 32 judges listed, it’s because some judges are so quotable that they are the captains of multiple teams. (In fact, we had to resist the idea of giving Judge Cristol his own bracket!)
Be sure to check back on Monday to cast your votes and send your favorite teams on to the Sweet Sixteen!