Mabey, Ralph R.


  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Judge Mabey is a member of the firm's Litigation section. He focuses on business bankruptcy and workouts and is rcognized for his work as a court-appointed examiner, trustee and committee counsel, as well as arbitrator, mediator and expert witness in many restructuring and bankruptcy-related cases throughout the country. 

Representative engagements include: Extended Stay Hotels (as examiner), Lehman Brothers (as court appointed mediator), A.H. Robins Company (as examiner with expanded powers), Cajun Electric Power Cooperative (as chapter 11 trustee), Dow Corning (as counsel for certain bondholders), Columbia Gas System (as equity committee counsel), Federated Department Stores (as counsel for the official pre-merger bondholders committee), Boston Chicken (as an expert witness) and ASARCO (as an expert witness).

Judge Mabey is a professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. He is the former president and chair of the American College of Bankruptcy and has served on the governing boards of the National Bankruptcy Conference and International Insolvency Institute. He was an appointee of Chief Justice Rehnquist to the U.S. Judicial Conference Bankruptcy Rules Committee and served as a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy.

From 1979 to 1983, he served as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Utah.

Experience

Following are representative engagements:

Mediator

  • Lehamn Brothers
  • Caldor Corporation
  • MarkAir
  • William Herbert Hunt Trust
  • Sea Launch

Examiner

  • Extended Stay, Inc. (New York)
  • A.H. Robins Company (Virginia)

Expert Witness/Consultant

  • AT&T (Expert Litigation consultant)
  • Boston Chicken (Expert Witness)
  • ASARCO (Expert Witness)

Trustee

  • Cajun Electric Power Cooperative (chapter 11 Trustee)

Committee Representations

  • Columbia Gas Systems (Equity Committee)
  • MicroAge (Creditors Committee)
  • Federated Department Stores (counsel for the official pre-merger bondholders committee)

Significant Creditor/Party In Interest Representations

  • TWA (counsel for the pilots)
  • Dow Corning (counsel for certain bondholders)
  • Baldwin United (Counsel for Indiana Insurance Commissioner)

Expert Commentary

  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re Excel Innovations, Inc., Solidus Networks, Inc. v. Excel Innovations, Inc. (In re Excel Innovations, In.c), 502 F.3d 1086 (9th Cir. 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, February 2008
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re Brown & Cole Stores, LLC, Brown & Coles Stores, LLC v. Associated Grocers, Inc. (In re Brown & Cole Stores, LLC), 375 B.R. 873 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, December 2007
  • Hon Ralph R. Mabey on In re Seven Fields Development Corp., Geruschat v. Ernst & Yount LLP (In re Seven Fields Development Corp.), 505 F.3d 237 (3d Cir 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, December 2007
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re El Toro Materials Co., Saddleback Valley Community Church v. El Toro Materials Co., Inc. (In re El Toro Materials Co., Inc.) 2007 U.S. App., Lexis 22991 (9th Cir. Oct. 1, 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, November 2007
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re Northwest Airlines Corp., In re Northwest Airlines Corp., 366 B.R. 270 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2007), LexisNexis Exper Commentaries, November 2007
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re Adbox, Metcalf v. Golden (In re Adbox, Inc.), 488 F.3d 836 (9th Cir. 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentary, November 2007
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re Gencarelli, UPS Capital Business Credit v. Gencarelli (In re Gencarelli), 2007 U.S. App. Lexis 20751 (1st Cir. Aug. 30, 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, October 2007
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re National Energy & Gas Transmission, National Energy & Gas Transmission, Inc. v. Liberty Electric Power, LLC (In re National Energy & Gas Transmission, Inc.), 492 F3d 297, 2007 U.S. App., Lesix 16263 (4th Cir. 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, September 2007
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re Perrine, In re Perrine, 2007 Bankr. Lexis 1432 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. April 13, 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, September 2007)
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on VFB LLC v. Campbell Soup Co., VFB LLC v. Campbell Soup Co., 482 F.3d 624 (3d Cir. 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, July 2007
  • Hon. Ralph R. Mabey on In re Fortune Natural Resources Corporation, In re Fortune Natural Resources Corp., 2007 Bankr. Lexis 1350 (Bankr. E.D. La. Apr. 12, 2007), LexisNexis Expert Commentaries, July 2007

Other Experience

  • Senior Of Counsel with Stutman, Treister & Glatt.
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Judge from 1979 to 1983.
  • Founded and headed for 20 years the international bankruptcy practice of LeBoeuf Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

Education

Columbia University Law School, J.D., 1972

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Board of Editors, Columbia Law Review

University of Utah, B.A., cum laude, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1972
  • New York, 1985

Other Admissions

 

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and District of Utah.

 

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights (2015)

Who's Who Legal (Insolvency & Restructuring), 2011-2012

Southern California's Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2012

Rated, AV PreeminentTM by the American College of Bankruptcy, 2009

Affliliations

American College of Bankruptcy

American Law Institute 

National Bankruptcy Conference

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee

Internationaly Insolvency Institute

American Bankruptcy Institute

J. Reuben Clark Law Society (International Chair, 1997-1999)