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Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

United States Bankruptcy Judge (ret.)

Chicago, IL

Class: XII (2001)Circuit: Seventh


University of Chicago, A.B. (1972), J.D. (1975)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (1987-); Chief Judge, Northern District, Illinois (2002-07)
Associate (1975-81); Partner, Jenner & Block, Chicago, Illinois (1981-87)


American Bankruptcy Institute: Director, Co-Chair, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee (1996-); Member, Executive Committee (2003-); Secretary (2007-)
American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Associate Editor (1996-00)
American Bar Association
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Board of Governors (2001-05); Secretary (2006-)
National Bankruptcy Conference
Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules (2004-)


"Major Consumer Bankruptcy Effects of BAPCPA, 2007," U. Ill. L. Rev. 31 2007 Author
"Judicial Discretion to Find Abuse Under Section 707(b)(3)," 71 MO. L. Rev. 1035 2006 Author
Analysis of the Consumer Bankruptcy Provisions of H.R. 833 ABI, 1999 Author as well as various other legislative analyses.
Employment of Professionals: Chapter 11 Theory & Practice Queenan, Hendel, Hillinger, LRP Publications 1995-97 Author


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Excellence in Education Award (1995)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Special Award for Work on Consumer Bankruptcy Legislation (1998)