Robert E. Gerber
Adjunct Professor of Law
Robert E. Gerber is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. Since his appointment to the bench in September 2000, Judge Gerber has presided over a wide variety of chapter 11, chapter 7, chapter 15, section 304 and SIPA cases—including PSINet, Ames Department Stores, Global Crossing, Adelphia, Basis Yield Alpha Fund, Lyondell Chemical, BearingPoint, DBSD North America, Chemtura and General Motors
. He has over 150 published opinions, principally in the business bankruptcy and corporate governance areas.
Judge Gerber earned a B.S. degree in industrial engineering, with high honors, from Rutgers University (from which he graduated in 1967), and a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia Law School, from which he graduated in 1970, and where, among other things, he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and then a James Kent Scholar. Before going on the bench, he practiced with the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, in New York City, specializing in securities and commercial litigation and, thereafter, bankruptcy litigation and counseling.
He is a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy
and a Fellow (and member of the Board) of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has been named as one of the nation’s outstanding bankruptcy judges five times.