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Thursday, February 2, 2017
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Cocktail Reception Celebrating Jeanne Naughton

On the evening of February 2, 2017, IWIRC members, sponsors, Judges and court staff turned out in droves to celebrate Jeanne Naughton's appointment to Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, the first woman to hold this position.  The memorable event was held at the beautiful Essex County Country Club, where attendees were able to reconnect over wine and delicious homemade pasta.  The event was topped off by an inspiring speech by the honoree herself, where Jeanne shared with the crowd some anecdotes about her time as Judge Tuohey's law clerk, as staff attorney for the Bankruptcy Court, and then as a one of her predecessor's closest support team members.              

Chief Judge Kathryn Ferguson said of the event: "How fitting that IWIRC had an event to honor our new Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court, Jeanne Naughton. Jeanne is the first woman clerk in our district, so of course we women insolvency professionals are especially proud. Jeanne is such an outstanding choice, however, that the event was well attended by bankruptcy professionals of all genders. The location was lovely, the food and drink delicious, and we all celebrated as Jeanne got off to a great start. Godspeed, Jeanne! We look forward to sharing the journey with you."

Chris Hemrick, a partner at Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, was not at all surprised by the crowd that attended the event to honor Jeanne.  "That so many from the bench and bar gathered to witness the passing of the torch from Jim Waldron, who has honorably served as our Clerk for so many years, is a testament to both the strength and character of the New Jersey bankruptcy bench-bar, and our confidence in Jeanne's leadership," Mr. Hemrick remarked

IWIRC-NJ congratulates Jeanne Naughton on her appointment, and thanks its members, sponsors and judiciary for their participation and continued support.

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