One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
Chambers: (212) 668-2301
Courtroom Deputy: Greg White
Law Clerk: Tammi Hellwig
Law Clerk: Graham Fisher
Unless otherwise ordered, matters before Judge Bentley shall be conducted in accordance with any Case Management Order entered in the case and, to the extent not inconsistent, the following practices:
Requests for 2004 orders may be submitted ex parte, although the Court prefers such applications to be made on notice to the affected parties, and the Court in its discretion may require notice and/or a hearing. An acceptable form of Rule 2004 order appears here.
Rule 2004 Order
Joint Pretrial Order
Judge Bentley Opinions
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Philip Bentley was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York on September 7, 2022. He received his B.A. degree cum laude in 1981 from Yale College and his J.D. degree cum laude in 1984 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar.
At the time of his appointment, Judge Bentley was a partner in the bankruptcy and restructuring department of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York. His practice focused on complex litigation in bankruptcy courts, as well as other federal and state courts, and included the representation of official creditors’ committees, creditor groups, debtors, trustees, and examiners in major chapter 11 cases. Judge Bentley is a regular speaker on bankruptcy issues and served on the advisory board for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference. From 2012 until his appointment, he was a member of the Policy Committee of Human Rights Watch.