Judge Melanie CyganowskiFormer Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York at Otterbourg(USA)
Judge Melanie L. Cyganowski (ret.) became a Member of the Firm in 2008, after serving a full 14-year term as a Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York. From November 29, 2005 through the end of her term, she was the Chief Judge of the Court. Ms. Cyganowski now serves as Chair of the Firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department.
Ms. Cyganowski practices in insolvency and bankruptcy litigation, and is also an active mediator, having mediated cases in bankruptcy and federal cases throughout the country. Ms. Cyganowski represents debtors, creditors’ committees and has also been appointed to various fiduciary positions in several large and complex bankruptcy cases. Ms. Cyganowski has developed particular expertise in contract interpretation and enforcement, breach of fiduciary duty, examination of transactions, fraudulent conveyance and the pursuit of claims in bankruptcy.