Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
J.D., Harvard University (magna cum laude)
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York
Member, Council and Audit Committee of the American Law Institute
Trustee and Member, Executive Committee of the Practising Law Institute
Co-chair, the International ADR Committee of the International Insolvency Institute
Serves on the ABA Standing Committee on CLE
Member, ABA National Conference of Federal Trial Judges Executive Committee
Chair, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges International Judicial Relations Committee
Judge Stong is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council and Audit Committee of the American Law Institute. She is also a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Practising Law Institute, co-chair of the International ADR Committee and UNCITRAL Relations Committee of the International Insolvency Institute, and a member of the board of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, an international dispute resolution organization that promotes judicial education in complex financial disputes. She serves on the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements, is a member of the ABA National Conference of Federal Trial Judges Executive Committee, and is active in the leadership of the ABA Business Law Section. She chairs the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges International Judicial Relations Committee and has trained judges in Central Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula as an expert with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program. She has also consulted with the Supreme Court of China and People’s High Courts in Beijing and Guangzhou, and has led judicial workshops in Cambodia, Brazil and Argentina. Judge Stong is an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School.
Judge Stong previously served as President of the Harvard Law School Association, Vice President of the Federal Bar Council, Vice President of the Board of Directors of New York City Bar Fund Inc. and the City Bar Justice Center, Chair of the New York City Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Vice Chair of its Judiciary Committee, and an officer of the ABA Business Law Section. She was also a member of the board of MFY Legal Services, Inc., one of the largest providers of free civil legal services to low-income residents of New York City, and served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Commission on Women in the Profession, and Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.
Judge Stong teaches Consumer Bankruptcy.