The Delaware Bankruptcy Court now has eight judges to manage its hectic caseload. Judge Craig Goldblatt was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware on April 26, 2021. Judge Goldblatt fills the seat of former Judge Kevin Gross, who retired in 2020.
Prior to joining the bench, Judge Goldblatt was a partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. According to an Announcement from Chief Judge Christopher S. Sontchi, Judge Goldblatt’s practice primarily focused on the representation of financial institutions and other commercial creditors in complex bankruptcy litigation and appeals. Additionally, Judge Goldblatt is a Conferee in the National Bankruptcy Conference and a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, where he chairs the Education Committee.
April was a busy month for the Delaware Bankruptcy Court with the appointment of Judge J. Kate Stickles and Judge Craig Goldblatt within weeks of each other. Since the 2019 retirement announcement of former Judges Kevin Carey and Kevin Gross, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court has welcomed four new judges: Judge John T. Dorsey, Judge Karen B. Owens, Judge J. Kate Stickles, and most recently, Judge Craig Goldblatt.
As the Delaware Bankruptcy Court has seen an uptick of cases since 2019, the eight-member bench is now fully equipped to handle the heavy caseload.
Stephanie Slater is a Law Clerk, based in the firm’s Wilmington, DE office.