Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey

Senior Counsel

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 267 675 4614

Fax +1 267 675 4601

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

The Honorable Kevin Carey (Ret.) represents both companies and creditors as they navigate the treacherous waters of domestic and cross-border bankruptcy proceedings.

Judge Carey joined the firm following his time on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, where he earned a reputation as one of the nation's top bankruptcy judges. Having overseen cases worth billions of dollars with wide-ranging implications, he serves as an important resource in the role of fiduciary during multinational proceedings. Judge Carey is the current President of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Judge Carey previously served as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2005, when he was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. During that time he authored more than 200 reported decisions, issued important rulings on key issues such as valuation, fiduciary duties, and other complex Chapter 11 confirmation issues, and presided over high-profile cases including Exide Technologies, Tribune Co., and New Century Financial.

He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, sits on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and serves as Vice President of  Membership. He is a member of the International Insolvency Institute, and was the first judge to serve as global chair of the Turnaround Management Association. He lectures worldwide on bankruptcy issues. Judge Carey is also a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy, the leading treatise on U.S. bankruptcy law.

Awards and recognitions


500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers


Finance: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate, Recommended
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1979

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1976


Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

President, American Bankruptcy Institute

Member, International Insolvency Institute

Bar admissions and qualifications


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