Robert E. Gerber is a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of New York, having been appointed in 2000 and reappointed in 2014.
Since his appointment to the bench, Gerber has presided over a wide variety of chapter 11, chapter 7, chapter 15, section 304 and SIPA cases. This includes PSINet, Ames Department Stores, Global Crossing, Adelphia, ABIZ, Basis Yield Alpha Fund, Lyondell Chemical, BearingPoint, DBSD North America, Chemtura, Pinnacle Airlines, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt and General Motors. He has presided over more than 20 cases with over $100 million in assets and debt, including 10 with over $1 billion in assets and debt.
Gerber has over 175 published opinions, principally in the business bankruptcy and corporate governance areas.
Before going on the bench, he practiced with the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, in New York City, specializing in securities and commercial litigation and, thereafter, bankruptcy litigation and counseling.
He is a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy, and a fellow and director of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has been named as one of the nation’s outstanding bankruptcy judges six times.
In 1970, Gerber earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar. He also has a B.S. from Rutgers University in 1967.