Rudy J. Cerone
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Education

  • Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1979)
    Order of Coif (1979); Executive Editor, Boston College International & Comparative Law Review (1978–1979); Best Law Review Editor Award (1979)
  • University of California at San Diego (B.A., cum laude, 1976)
    Order of Coif (1979), Executive Editor, Boston College International & Comparative Law Review (1978–1979), Best Law Review Editor Award (1979)
  • University of California at San Diego (B.A., History Honors, summa cum laude, 1976)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

  • Mid-Size Company Turnaround of the Year Award, Turnaround Management Association, 2019 
  • Chambers USA, Louisiana Bankruptcy/Restructuring  
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law), 2007–2020
  • Best Lawyers® New Orleans Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2018  
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), 2007–2020  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Top 50: Louisiana Super Lawyers," 2017  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Top 50: New Orleans Super Lawyers," 2017–2018  
  • "The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers," Who's Who Legal, 2007, 2017  
  • "Top Lawyer: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law," New Orleans Magazine, 2015–2016  
  • New Orleans CityBusiness "Ones to Watch" 2017

Affiliations

Professional

  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow (2001–present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy (2017–2019); Co-Chair, Caribbean Insolvency Symposium (2015–present); Secretary and Executive Committee Member (2010–2015); Member, Board of Directors (2004–2015); Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee (2005–2006); Chair, Hospitality, Entertainment Venue, and Gaming Subcommittee (2001–2005); Member, Advisory Board, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference (2003–2011); Member, Business Reorganization Committee
  • American Board of Certification, former Chair, President, and Board Member
  • Crescent City Capital Development Liquidating Trust Trustee
  • Harrah's Casino New Orleans/J.C.C. Holding Company, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, and Secured Creditors Subcommittee
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, Member, Bank Counsel Section
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chair, Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (2002–2004); Chair, Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy Law Section (1994–1997); Member (2013–present)
  • State Bar of California (1979-present)
  • The New Orleans Bar Association, Chair of the Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee (2001–2003)

Community

  • Piazza D'Italia Development Corporation of the City of New Orleans, Member, Board of Directors, 2003–2008
  • Krewe of Tucks, Member (1986–present); Float Captain (1990–present); King (1999)
  • Greater New Orleans Italian Cultural Society, Member; Board of Directors, (2001–2008); Chairman (2005–2007); President (2003–2005); Treasurer, (2001–2003)
  • American Italian Sports Hall of Fame, Member, Organizing Committee (2002–2008)

Certifications

Certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification and the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

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Outside the Office

In his free time, Rudy loves to scuba dive. He and his wife are long-time members of the New Orleans Mardi Gras social club known as the Krewe of Tucks, and they enjoy participating in the events and charitable activities orchestrated by the group.