Hon. Robert G. Mayer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia / Alexandria
Hon. Robert G. Mayer graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972 and the University of Virginia Law School in 1975. He clerked for the Virginia Supreme Court before returning to Northern Virginia where he practiced law until he was appointed to the bench. He represented debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, and was a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees. Judge Mayer was appointed a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia on October 15, 1999.
Judge Mayer is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars.
Christopher A. Jones, Whiteford Taylor & Preston / Falls Church
Mr. Jones is a partner with Whiteford Taylor & Preston, LLP based in the Falls Church office. He specializes in all aspects of chapter 11 bankruptcy. He regularly represents businesses in their restructuring efforts and throughout their liquidation, serves as counsel to official committees in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and as represents bankruptcy trustees and liquidating agents in litigation matters. He serves on the Board of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association and is a past-President of the Association. He also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Bankruptcy Law Section for the Virginia State Bar and is on the VBA’s Bankruptcy Law Section Council. He is a 1992 graduate of Duke University and a 1996 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law.
Kenneth M. Misken, Miles & Stockbridge / Tysons Corner
Kenneth M. Misken has a wide range of experience in all aspects of bankruptcy matters and extensive experience in litigation in bankruptcy courts, representing corporate debtors and creditors’ committees in reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, and representing other creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings.
Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge, Ken served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen S. Mitchell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. More recently, Ken was a lawyer in the Tysons Corner office of McGuireWoods LLP. Ken was named a Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2009 to 2011. He has published extensively in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and he has been a frequent speaker at bankruptcy-related seminars. Ken sits on the Executive Board of the Walter Chandler Inn of Court, which focuses on the practice of bankruptcy law. The Inn represents a broad spectrum of members of the bench, the bar and local law school students sharing an interest in creditor's and debtor's rights.
Ken received his J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. He has an LLM in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, and he holds a B.S. degree from Georgia Southern University. Ken was a medic while serving in the United States Army from 1992-1997. He currently represents veterans before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on a pro bono basis.