Julie A. Manning was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut on September 9, 2013. Judge Manning became the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut on September 9, 2014. She maintains chambers at and presides over the Bridgeport Division of the Court.
Prior to her appointment, she was in private practice for twenty-five years, representing corporations, partnerships, financial institutions, and insurance companies in bankruptcy and commercial litigation cases throughout the United States. From 1999 until her appointment, she was a partner with the law firm of Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, where she served as Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Group, Co-Chair of the firm’s Finance and Investment Practice Group, and was a member of the firm’s Partnership Review Committee and Compensation Committee. As a practicing attorney, Judge Manning was an active member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and served on its Executive Committee. Judge Manning was also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, was repeatedly named a “Connecticut Super Lawyer”, a “New England Super Lawyer” and one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights.
Judge Manning is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. She serves on the Public Outreach Committee and Endowment for Education Board of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University and her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law. During law school, Judge Manning was a law clerk with the Office of the United States Trustee, the Department of Justice agency responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees.