Hon. Lisa G. Beckerman  pictureHon. Lisa G. Beckerman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court



Lisa G. Beckerman was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 26, 2021. 

Judge Beckerman received an A.B. from University of Chicago in 1984, an M.B.A. from University of Texas in 1986 and a J.D. from Boston University in 1989. From May 1999 until she was appointed to the bench, she was a partner in the financial restructuring group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.   From September 1989 until May 1999, she was an associate and then a partner in the bankruptcy group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. 

Prior to her appointment, she served as a co-chair of the Executive Committee of UJA-Federation of New York's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group, a co-chair and as a member of the Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s New York City Bankruptcy Conference, and a member of the Board of  Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute from 2013 through 2019.

Judge Beckerman is a Fellow and a Member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy.  She is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) and was a member of the 2021 NCBJ Education Committee.  She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for Boston University School of Law.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of Tina’s Wish.