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New Connecticut Bankruptcy Judge Appointed

Thursday, September 1, 2016



New York, August 29, 2016 - Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit announced that the Court of Appeals has appointed James J. Tancredi, a partner at Day Pitney LLP, a full-service law firm with close to 300 attorneys in Boston, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C., as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut at Hartford. Mr. Tancredi officially will assume his duties on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in a private ceremony. He succeeds retired Connecticut Bankruptcy Judge Alan H.W. Shiff. Chief Judge Katzmann stated, “The Court of Appeals takes great pride in the bankruptcy judges of the Second Circuit. With his substantial bankruptcy and business litigation experience, James Tancredi will contribute much to an already-strong Connecticut bankruptcy bench.” 

Mr. Tancredi has practiced law for thirty-seven-years. He started his career as an associate in Day Pitney’s governmental finance practice, in which worked on State and municipal general obligation/special revenue bond issues, zoning regulation, governance and planning and associated litigations, including 11 U.S.C. § 1983 actions. After seven years at the firm, he transitioned his practice to the firm’s bankruptcy and business litigation department, representing commercial lenders and major trade creditors. He became a partner at Day Pitney in 1986. 

Mr. Tancredi is a magna cum laude graduate of both the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the University of Connecticut Law Review and the Moot Court Board of Directors 

The Second Circuit is comprised of the three states of New York, Connecticut and Vermont with thirteen federal courts: the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Courts of Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western New York, Connecticut and Vermont and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in these six districts. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is the statutory appointing authority for United States Bankruptcy Judges in the Second Circuit.