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James M Peck, formerly a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern District of New York, retired from the bench in 2014 and is now global co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s business restructuring and insolvency group. During his judicial career, Judge Peck presided over the Chapter 11 and SIPA Lehman Brothers cases and other major cases including the Iridium, Quebecor, Charter Communications, Extended Stay Hotels and ION Media Chapter 11 cases, and the Japan Airlines Chapter 15 case. As a sitting judge, he successfully mediated some of the most complex Chapter 11 cases, including American Airlines, MF Global, Residential Capital, General Motors and Excel Maritime. Judge Peck is a frequent speaker at insolvency conferences domestically and worldwide, including INSOL International’s Quadrennial Congress in Sydney. In international insolvency practice, he has been engaged on a number of occasions as an expert witness and has been appointed to selective international mediation panels including the Mediation College of INSOL International and The Singapore Mediation Center. Judge Peck is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, recently completed his term as president of the International Insolvency Institute and currently serves as board member and member of the executive committee of the International Insolvency Institute. Judge Peck is an adjunct professor of finance at NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches courses in corporate reorganisation. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and NYU School of Law.
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