Rudy J. Cerone is a member of the firm's commercial litigation section with primary emphasis in the areas of business and complex consumer bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and is certified as a specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification (1993) and by the Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization (1996). Rudy has been named by Chambers USA as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers." He has also been selected for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2007 and Best Lawyers in America in the area of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law.
While in law school at Boston College, Rudy was member of the Order of the Coif, Executive Editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review and received the Lyne, Woodworth & Evarts Best Law Review Editor Award (1979).
— In re Campo Electronics, Computers & Appliances, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
- A regional retail bankruptcy, representation of a national inventory finance lender and a bank providing private label credit cards.
In re Crescent City Capital Development (Bankr. E.D. La.)
- A large riverboat casino bankruptcy, representation of the shipbuilder on the Unsecured Creditors Committee, and served as a Liquidating Trustee of the creditors’ liquidating trust established under the plan.
In re Entergy New Orleans, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
- Post Hurricane Katrina Chapter 11 of New Orleans' electrical gas utility company, co-counsel for the bond insurer.
In re Executive Office Centers, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. La.)
- Litigation involving novel trading-in-claims legal issues before both the low courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in several reported decisions.
Court Admissions — U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States