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Hon. Louis A.Scarcella

Hon. Louis A.Scarcella

Special Professor of Law


Louis A. Scarcella was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York on May 16, 2014. At the time of his appointment, he was a shareholder in the law firm of Farrell Fritz, P.C. where he was the Bankruptcy Practice Group Leader. 

During his tenure at Farrell Fritz, P.C. he had a diverse restructuring and litigation practice representing debtor entities, secured creditors, creditors' committees, equity interests, and parties seeking to purchase the assets of, or invest in, financially troubled companies. Before joining Farrell Fritz, P.C., Judge Scarcella was a partner in the law firm of Phillips Nizer LLP where he served as chair of the bankruptcy and creditors' rights practice group. 

Judge Scarcella has practiced bankruptcy law exclusively during his career in private practice and has written and lectured on both business and consumer bankruptcy topics. He is a contributing author to Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide.  He is a member of the Federal Bar Council, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.