Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong has served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn since 2003. Prior to her appointment the bench, she was a litigation partner and associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and law clerk to Hon. A. David Mazzone, U.S. District Judge in the District of Massachusetts. Judge Stong is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of the American Law Institute, the Advisory Committee to Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought, and the Advisory Board of the ABA Center for Human Rights. She holds leadership roles in the Practising Law Institute, PRIME Finance, New York City Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, and the ABA’s Business Law Section, International Law Section and Judicial Division, among other organizations. Judge Stong’s past positions include Harvard Law School Association president, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges International Judicial Relations Committee chair, co-chair of the American Bar Foundation New York Fellows and New York City Bar ADR Committee chair. She also served on the ABA’s Standing Committees on Pro Bono and Public Service, the American Judicial System, and Continuing Legal Education, Commission on Women in the Profession, and Homelessness and Poverty, as well as on the Board of the Center for Innovation. Judge Stong is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and has trained judges in more than 25 countries on five continents, with ABA-ROLI, INSOL, the World Bank and U.S. Commerce Department. She has received many awards for her work to improve access to justice, and is an active community volunteer. Judge Stong received her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Williston Prize, and she studied at the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse, France, as a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow.