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Summary

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

Mr. Rudolph is a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California, and was chosen as the outstanding mediator by the Judges of the Bankruptcy Court in 1991. He has also qualified and served as a bankruptcy examiner and as an expert witness in bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Rudolph served on the Legal Education Committee of the Federal Bar Association for 2020. He also has been appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section (BLS) of the California Lawyers Association for 2020-2023, and as secretary for the 2022-2023 term. He formerly was the chair of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) of the BLS for 2019-2020, the co-vice chair for 2018-2019 as well as the chair of the ILC Legislative Subcommittee.

Mr. Rudolph is the 2022 chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section. He previously served as the vice chair for 2017-2019, the chair for 2016-2017, and the co-chair for 2015. He is also currently a member of the board of directors of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum and was its president in 2015 and 2016.

On behalf of the California Bankruptcy Forum, he is a board member and the Conference Chair for its 2023 annual conference.

He sits 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 California for 2015 and 2016.  In 2019, Mr. Rudolph was honored for his volunteer service in the bankruptcy community by the Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California.

He also serves on the Advisory Panel for the Bankruptcy Self-Help Center at the Bankruptcy Court through the Legal Aid Society of San Diego.

Through his involvement in the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, he was elected as Chair of its National Rules Committee for 2022-2023.

Education

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

Expertise

Mr. Rudolph holds a Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 27th, 28th and 29th edition of Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He was also recognized in 2019 as one of the West Coast’s Top Rated Lawyers and named a 2012 Top Rated Southern California Lawyer by Martindale‐Hubbell and American Lawyer Media.

He was honored by San Diego Magazine as a Top San Diego Lawyer in 2016-2022, a 2017 Top Lawyer in San Diego by The American Registry and a 2017 Top Lawyer in California by The Legal Network and “Best of the Best” for 2016.

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

Affiliations

Mr. Rudolph is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, San Diego Receivers Forum, California Bankruptcy Forum, California Receivers Forum, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, American Bankruptcy Institute, Federal Bankruptcy Association, and Federal Bar Association. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for Angels Foster Family Network, where he participates in its Audit Committee. Previously, he was on the board for Harmonium Inc., providing after school programs for San Diego’s children. 

He is licensed to practice law in the State of California, all District Courts in California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where he has been successful in argument.

Mr. Rudolph graduated from California Western School of Law and is on the board of its Alumni Association. 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.

News

Gary Rudolph Published by the Business Law Section of the CLA

Timothy Earl and Gary Rudolph Named to Top 100 Leaders in Law By San Diego Business Journal

Gary Rudolph Appointed as Secretary of the Business Law Section of the CLA

Sullivan Hill Attorneys Selected For Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

Gary Rudolph to Present at the NABT 40th Annual Conference

Twelve Sullivan Hill Attorneys Recognized as "2022 Top Lawyers" by San Diego Magazine

Gary Rudolph and Kathleen Cashman-Kramer Presenting Bankruptcy Webinar for Legal Professionals Inc.

Sullivan Hill Attorneys Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Gary Rudolph Elected to the Board of Directors of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum

Gary Rudolph to Present at SDCBA’s "State of the Bankruptcy Court: Perspectives from Clerks of the Court"

Jim Hill and Gary Rudolph to Present at CLA's "Litigation Funding in Bankruptcy Cases" Webinar

Gary Rudolph to Present at SDCBA's Court Practice Series: Bankruptcy Court

Gary Rudolph to Present at the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees 2021 Annual Conference

Sullivan Hill Attorneys Selected For Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

Gary Rudolph Elected to the Board of Directors of the California Western School of Law Alumni Association

Gary Rudolph and Kathleen Cashman-Kramer Presenting at SDLSA's May 2021 Virtual Inter-Association Membership Meeting

Gary Rudolph Published in the Insolvency Law Committee eBulletin by the CLA

Sullivan Hill Confirms First Subchapter V Chapter 11 Plan in Southern District of CA

Gary Rudolph Recognized as One of San Diego's Top Attorney by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine

Eleven Sullivan Hill Attorneys Recognized as “2021 Top Lawyers” by San Diego Magazine

Sullivan Hill's Gary Rudolph and Kathleen Cashman-Kramer to Serve as Chair and Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the SDCBA

Shareholder Gary Rudolph to be a Panelist at the Virtual Solo and Small Firm Summit of the CLA

Shareholder Gary Rudolph Appointed to Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the CLA

Sullivan Hill Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

Shareholder Gary Rudolph Selected as One of San Diego’s Top Attorneys by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine

Shareholder Gary Rudolph to Moderate a Two-Part Webinar Series on the Small Business Reorganization Act

Shareholder Gary Rudolph Published in the Business Law Section eNews by the California Lawyers Association

COVID-19: How Sullivan Hill Can Help Small Businesses Experiencing Shutdowns

Sullivan Hill Attorneys Listed 2020 “Top Lawyers” by San Diego Magazine

Shareholder Gary Rudolph Co-Authors Judicial Profile of the Hon. Margaret M. Mann

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Good (9th Cir. BAP), Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, June 2019

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Wilson (9th Cir.) , Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, January 2019

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Deborah Lynn Partida, 862 F.3d 909 (9th Cir. 2017), Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, August 2018

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Lee 889 F. 3d 639 (9th Cir. 2018), Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, June 2018

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Yolanda’s, Inc. v. Kahl & Goevia Commercial Real Estate, Business Law News, Issue 1, 2018

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, Judicial Profile of the Hon. Laura S. Taylor, Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, November 2017

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Weil v Elliott (In re Elliott). 859 F.3d 812 (9th Cir. 2017), Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, July 2017

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Santos, 561 B.R. 825 (Bankr C.D. Cal. 2017), Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, July 2017

Shareholder Gary Rudolph, In re Spokane Law Enforcement Fed. Credit Union v. Barker (In re Barker), Insolvency Law E-Bulletin, April 2017