U.S. Supreme Court Appoints Kramer Levin Partner Thomas Moers Mayer to The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules

NEW YORK – May 19, 2014 - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Moers Mayer, Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department, has been appointed to The Judicial Conference Committee on Bankruptcy Rules by Chief Justice John Roberts.

The Judicial Conference Committee on Bankruptcy Rules is a standing unit of The Judicial Conference based in Washington, D.C. The responsibilities of The Judicial Conference Committee on Bankruptcy Rules include promulgating policy reports and recommendations for The Judiciary Conference and The Administrative Office of the United States Courts for consideration and related action.  Authority to make committee appointments is then given to The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

“I am truly humbled to be selected to sit on this important committee,” said Mayer.  “I look forward to working with some of the top legal minds in restructuring in providing advice on how these cases should be best handled in our ever evolving legal system.”

At Kramer Levin, Mayer’s practice has played a leading role in several of the biggest and significant bankruptcy cases which includes representing committees in Residential Capital, resulting in a $2.1 billion ResCap bankruptcy deal, Patriot Coal, the third largest bankruptcy in 2012 and WP Steel Ventures - RG Steel, the fourth largest flat-rolled steel facilities in the United States. As a result of their leading roles in some of the largest bankruptcy cases and other significant work, Kramer Levin’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department was recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” at the 8th annual M&A Advisor “Turnaround Awards.” 

“Tom is an exceptional attorney and his experience representing clients in some of the most high-profile bankruptcies in recent history will allow him to provide insight in his new role,” said Kramer Levin Managing Partner, Paul Pearlman.

In addition to his extensive client work, Mayer is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a non-partisan organization of which provides bankruptcy advice to Congress. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary association of approximately 660 leading insolvency professionals.

Mr. Mayer earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and his A.B.summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.

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