Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago) from 1987-2015 and as chief judge from 2002-07. He presided over the chapter 11 reorganization of United Air Lines. Judge Wedoff was a member of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules from 2004-14 and served as its chair after 2010.

He was the president of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 2013 and 2014 and also served as a member of the NCBJ’s Board of Governors, as its secretary, and as chair of its education committee. Judge Wedoff is ABI’s President-Elect and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, as well as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference.

He is the author of the chapter on professional employment in Queenan, Hendel and Hillinger, Chapter 11 Theory and Practice (LRP Publications 1994), has been an associate editor of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal and currently serves as a contributing editor of the Thomson Reuters Bankruptcy Law Letter.

Judge Wedoff is a frequent lecturer and has served as a member of the Federal Judicial Center’s Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education. In 2009, he received the Lawrence P. King Award from the Commercial Law League, and in 1995, he received the Excellence in Education Award from the NCBJ. Judge Wedoff graduated from the college and law school of the University of Chicago.