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Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY
Conrad B. Duberstein Courthouse
271-C Cadman Plaza East - Suite 1595
Brooklyn, NY 11201-1800
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Judge Elizabeth S. Stong is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Previously, she was a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and law clerk to U. S. District Judge David Mazzone. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of the American Law Institute, board of the ABA Center for Innovation, and the Advisory Committee of the Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and holds leadership roles in the International Insolvency Institute, Practising Law Institute, P.R.I.M.E. Finance, American Bar Foundation, and ABA Business Law Section, International Law Section, and Judicial Division.
Her past positions include President of the Harvard Law School Association, Chair of the NCBJ International Judicial Relations Committee, and Chair of the New York City Bar ADR Committee. She also served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Standing Committee on the American Judicial System, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Commission on Women in the Profession, and Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.
Judge Stong has trained judges in more than 25 countries on five continents, including Central Europe, North, Central and West Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula with the U.S. Commerce Department, the World Bank, ABA-ROLI, and INSOL, among other organizations. She has consulted with the Supreme Court of China and People’s High Courts in Beijing and Guangzhou, and led judicial workshops in Cambodia, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. She received the ABA Glass Cutter Award, the NYIC Hon. Cecelia Goetz Award, the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Freda Nisnewitz Award for Pro Bono Service, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors Judicial Service Award, and the MFY Legal Services Scales of Justice Award. Judge Stong is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s University School of Law. She received her A.B. magna cum laude and her J.D. from Harvard University.