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Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Ann M. Nevins


     The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit appointed Ann M. Nevins as a United States Bankruptcy Judge on April 15, 2015.  By order dated September 1, 2021, the United States District Court appointed Judge Nevins the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 154(b), effective October 1, 2021.

     Judge Nevins graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1986, and from Boston University School of Law in 1989.  During ten years in private practice, Judge Nevins’s work involved bankruptcy debtors, creditors, lenders, investors including hedge funds and private equity firms, banks, pension funds, unions, trade creditors, government creditors and regulatory agencies, insurance companies and bankruptcy trustees.  Judge Nevins also represented clients in complex corporate and real estate transactions, including large commercial financings, acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing and business restructurings.

      From 1999 through her appointment to the Bankruptcy Court, Judge Nevins served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Connecticut.  She principally represented the United States in civil bankruptcy cases, but also prosecuted bankruptcy-related crimes, including bankruptcy fraud, bank fraud and wire fraud.  From 2005 to 2007, Judge Nevins served as a Senior Litigation Counsel for the United States Attorney’s Office.  In 2011, Judge Nevins was named the Assistant-in-Charge of the United States Attorney’s Office’s Bridgeport, Connecticut office.