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Friday, October 7, 2011


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Julie Wagner Brand Named Bankruptcy Judge for Central District


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles attorney Julie Wagner Brand has been named a judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which appoints the bankruptcy judges for all districts within the circuit, made the announcement yesterday.

Brand, 52, will maintain chambers in Los Angeles, and is scheduled to take her oath of office on Oct. 24. She will fill a judgeship left vacant by the retirement of Bankruptcy Judge Geraldine Mund, who has been serving in a recalled capacity since Feb. 10.

Brand has practiced bankruptcy law in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. She joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck LLP as a shareholder last October, assisting in developing the firmís bankruptcy practice in the areas of natural resources, energy and public debt restructuring. Prior to that, she was of counsel for 11 months to Danning Gill Diamond & Kollitz LLP, where she represented debtors, creditors and estate representatives in Chapters 7 and 11 bankruptcy filings.

From 2007 to 2009, Brand was a partner in Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP, where she served as bankruptcy group chair and worked on corporate and bankruptcy matters. From 1991 to 2007, she was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP, representing secured creditors and debtors, and serving on the firmís finance and reorganization department and on its professional responsibility committee.

Prior to working at Katten, Brand was an associate at Gendel Raskoff Shapiro & Quittner and Bolton Dunn & Moore.

Brand received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1981 and graduated from the USC Gould School of Law, where she served as editor of the Computer Law Journal and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Labor Law in 1985.


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