Monday, March 5, 2018
6:00 PM Cocktails, 7:30 PM Dinner and Award Presentation
Grand Hyatt New York  |  Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal
109 E 42nd Street  |  New York, NY 10017  |  Business Attire

The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards Dinner is one of the major social events of the New York area bankruptcy bench and bar. Nearly 700 attendees, including many of the leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners from New York and around the country attend the dinner. We are excited to celebrate the 26th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel.

The Gala Awards Dinner is the culminating event of the annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition sponsored by St. John’s School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute. The competition is widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions. The Gala Awards Dinner is supported by generous contributions of bankruptcy law firms and lawyers who purchase tables, tickets and advertisements. The cocktail hour and seated dinner include the announcement of the winners of the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.

The competition is well known for the quality of its judging. New York is a center of bankruptcy practice, and area bankruptcy practitioners judge the preliminary rounds and briefs. It promotes and recognizes the finest oral and written advocacy on significant issues in bankruptcy practice. More than 50 law school teams participate, making this the largest single site appellate moot court competition. Each year the problem raises two hot topics in chapter 11 practice.  More information on the competition can be accessed at

More information:
Maureen Gillespie
Associate Director of Special Events
St. John’s School of Law
(718) 990-1950