Hon. Robert D. Drain


Current Position

Of Counsel
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
One Manhattan West
New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212.735.3660
Fax: 917.777.3660
Email: robert.drain@skadden.com

Class: XX (2009)Circuit: Second


Yale University, B.A., cum laude (1979)
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Stone Scholar 1981-1984 (1984)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D.N.Y. (2002-)
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (1992-02)
Associate, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (1984-92)
Adjunct Professor, St. John's Law School (2005-2009)
Adjunct Professor, Pace University Law School (2017-)


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
American Bankruptcy Institute
International Insolvency Institute


"A Brief Summary of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code," Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy & Reorganization 2008 Practicing Law Institute 2008 Author
"Bankruptcy Law and Risk Considerations," 2 Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes (Aspen Law & Business 2007) 22-1? 22-88 Author
"Are Bankruptcy Claims Subject to the Federal Security Laws?" 10 ABI L. Rev. 569 2002 Co-author with Elizabeth J. Schwartz
Frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and reorganization topics.