United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. has appointed Jeff Hartley to the United States Judicial Conference’s influential Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. The Judicial Conference is the federal court system’s principal policy-making body. Its Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules is charged with developing and promulgating policies and procedures to govern the nation’s constantly-evolving bankruptcy system.
Mr. Hartley, who heads up the Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Department at Helmsing Leach, is one of only four lawyers in private practice to be honored with an appointment to the Bankruptcy Rules Committee and will serve a three-year term.
Mr. Hartley has deep experience in the development and practice of bankruptcy law. At Helmsing Leach, he handles all aspects of insolvency litigation and all manner of bankruptcy transactions involving financially-troubled companies. From 1994 to 1997, he was a member of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, which was established to evaluate the bankruptcy system and make recommendations for legislative reform to the President, Congress and the United States Supreme Court. From 1994 to 1996, he was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Margaret A. Mahoney, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Alabama.