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Summary

Gary Rudolph practices in the area of bankruptcy and other insolvency problems, representing trustees, creditors and debtors in commercial bankruptcies.

He is also a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California, and was chosen the outstanding mediator by the Judges of the Bankruptcy Court in 1991. His representation in the Bankruptcy Court includes official unsecured creditor committees, bankruptcy trustees, corporate Chapter 7 debtors, Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, and creditors in all bankruptcy matters.

He has qualified and served as a bankruptcy examiner and as an expert witness in bankruptcy matters.

Gary served as the co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law section for 2015, and serves as the chair for 2016-2017.  He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum and served as president in 2015 and 2016.

He is a director on the California Bankruptcy Forum Board of Directors for 2016-2017; 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.  He is a past president of the San Diego Receivers Forum.

He serves on the Advisory Committee for the Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California and was on the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative Selection Committee for the Southern District of Californian for 2015 and 2016.  He serves on the Advisory Panel for the Bankruptcy Self-Help Center at the Bankruptcy Court through the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, and is also a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustee Rules Committee.  Gary has been appointed to serve on the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.  Gary’s three year term started October 2, 2016.

Education

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • American University, M.S., 1976
  • American University B.S., 1975

Expertise

Gary holds Martindale-Hubbels’s AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, and was recognized in 2012 as a Top Rated Southern California Lawyer both by Martindale‐Hubbell and by American Lawyer Media.

He was named a Top San Diego Lawyer in 2016 and 2017 by San Diego Magazine and is recognized in the top 1% of The American Registry, “Best of the Best” for 2016.  He was listed as a Top Lawyer in California for 2017 by The Legal Network.  He was also recognized as 2017 Top Lawyers in San Diego, by the American Registry.

As a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Gary has lectured at its national conferences. He also lectures locally for the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, the Bankruptcy Section of the San Diego County Bar, the California Receivers Forum, and has hosted radio segments on ESPN Talk Radio.

Affiliations

Gary is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, the San Diego Receivers Forum, the California Bankruptcy Forum, the California Receivers Forum, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Federal Bankruptcy Association.

He is a member of the California State Bar and of all District Courts in California, and of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where he has been successful in argument. He is also licensed in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He also serves on the board of directors and as treasurer for the Angels Foster Family Network. Previously, he was on the board for Harmonium Inc., providing after school programs for San Diego’s children.  He earlier served as an editor and staff writer for the California Western School of Law Review, and was a collegiate member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society at American University, where he graduated with honors.

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