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Gary D. Bressler - Partner

GARY D. BRESSLER is a Member in the Firm's Bankruptcy Practice. Mr. Bressler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978, where he was on the Dean's List multiple times, and named to the Phi Sigma Alpha Honor's Society. He thereafter graduated from Villanova Law School in 1981, where he served on the Law Review, and was named to the Order of the Coif. After receiving his law degree, Gary served as a law clerk to Judge Jacob Kalish of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia before going into private practice.

Mr. Bressler is the Managing Partner of the Wilmington, Delaware Office and the Co-Practice Group Administrator for the Firm's Bankruptcy/Workout Group. In addition, he currently splits his time between the Firm's Philadelphia and Wilmington offices. His areas of practice include business bankruptcy and insolvency. He has represented Secured Creditors, Equity Security Holders' Committees, Creditors' Committees, Chapter 11 Debtors, and Chapter 7 Trustees.

Mr. Bressler is a member of the Delaware, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. Mr. Bressler has served on various committees of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, including the Local Rules Committee, Steering Committee and as Co-Chair of the Education Committee. He is currently Chair of the Pro Bono Committee and Vice Chair of the Conference. He also served as the Secretary to the Committee for the Enhancement of the Bankruptcy Process. Mr. Bressler has lectured extensively, including sitting on an American Bar Association Bankruptcy Panel, held in conjunction with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and on multiple panels at the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference Annual Forums. He has served in numerous leadership positions with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and was president of the University Television Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Bressler has served in various positions with the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, including in a mentorship position for team captains and as co-chair of the Lawyers' Division.

Mr. Bressler has been named in Chambers USA's America's Leading Lawyers for Business for bankruptcy/restructuring. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Bressler its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence. He has also been listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2017), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Bankruptcy: Business and Business Litigation.  He is ranked among the top five percent of attorneys practicing in the state and has also been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia (2010 and 2016) and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennslyvania (2016). (A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court)). Mr. Bressler is also listed in Best Lawyers® (2013-2018) a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. (A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court)). Mr. Bressler is admitted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third & Sixth Circuits, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the State of Delaware, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.