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Hon. Laurie Selber Silverstein

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
824 North Market Street
6th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302-252-2923

Class: XXIV (2013)Circuit: Third


University of Delaware, B.S., cum laude (1982)
The National Law Center of The George Washington University, J.D., with honors (1985)

Professional Career

Partner (1993-); Associate (1985-92), Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP


American Bar Foundation, Fellow (2010-)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member (1997-); Co-Chair 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop (2011-); Advisory Committee, 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop (2010-11)
Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court, Member (2001-); Program Chair and Executive Committee Member (2008-)
The Historical Society of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Board of Directors (2008-)
American Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections) (1985-)
Delaware State Bar Association, Member (1985-); Founder and First Vice-Chair, Business Bankruptcy Law Section (2005-06)
The Milton & Hattie Kutz Home Inc., Past President and Current Ex-Officio Board Member (1999-)
Congregation Beth Emeth, Member, Endowment Committee (2010-)


"The Emerging Importance of Bankruptcy Rule 9033 After Stern," Delaware Business Court Insider 2012 Co-author
"A Fresh Obstacle to Retaining Key Employees," The National Law Journal 2006 Co-author
"Increased Cash Requirements for Chapter 11 Debtors under the Revised Bankruptcy Code," Corporate Finance Legal Yearbook 2005-2006 2005-06 Co-author
"Dealing with the Secondary Market and Vulture Claims Traders - A Legal Perspective," The Americas Restructuring and Insolvency Guide 2004-05 Co-author
"Chapter 11 Plans Exclusivity under the Revised Code," The Bankruptcy Strategist 2005 Co-author


The Best Lawyers in America, Names the 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" - Bankruptcy Litigation, Wilmington, DE (2013)
Selected as a 2013 "Top Rated Lawyer" by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell (2013)
Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, Leading Lawyer (2003-)
Best Lawyers in America (2006-)
Delaware SuperLawyer Top 10 List (2007-)
LawDragon (2007-)