Alec P. Ostrow
New York University School of Law
Partner, Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
Professor Ostrow is a partner in the New York City law firm of Becker, Glynn, Melamed & Muffly, LLP, who has been specializing in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, corporate reorganizations, work-outs, and commercial litigation for more than 30 years. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and served as the co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute ("ABI") from 2001 to 2008.
Mr. Ostrow has lectured on numerous bankruptcy issues, including at conferences sponsored by the ABI, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute - American Bar Association ("ALI-ABA"), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Judicial Conference of the Second Circuit, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has published many articles on diverse topics in bankruptcy law, including "Consitutionality of Core Jurisdiction," 68 Am. Bankr. L.J. 91 (1994); "The Involuntary Chapter 11 Case: Why Don't We Do It in the Gap? (No One Will Be Watching Us)," 5 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 63 (1995); "The 'Animal Farm' of Administrative Insolvency," 11 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 119 (2003); "We Don't Need the Case Law to Turn the DIP's Attorney into a Court Informant," Am. Bankr. Inst. L.J. vol. xxvii, no. 4 (May 2008); and more recently, "Don't Let Me Down: Limiting the Uses of Section 510(b) Subordination," 2010 Norton Ann. Surv. Bankr. L. 367; and "Nondisclosure as a Basis for Judicial Estoppel in Bankruptcy, or Estop Me If You Haven't Heard This Before," 2011 Norton Ann. Surv. Bankr. L. 123; and "Let Us Sternly Marshal the Case for Mostly Constitutional Core Jurisdiction," 2012 Norton Ann. Surv. Bankr. L. 21.
Mr. Ostrow serves as a member of the panel of mediators for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977 and received his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1980.
Professor Ostrow teaches Drafting Bankruptcy and Commercial Agreements and Documents and Bankruptcy Practice– Litigation with Professors Larry and Rosenblatt.