Hon. Robert H. Jacobvitz is Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a judge on the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. He was appointed to the bench Aug. 10, 2009. Judge Jacobvitz is the Tenth Circuit representative on the Board of Governors of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and chairs its Technology Committee. In 2008, he was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and in 2004 and 2010 he taught bankruptcy law at the University of New Mexico School of Law as an adjunct professor. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Jacobvitz was in private practice with the law firm of Jacobvitz, Thuma & Walker P.C., where he focused on chapter 11 cases, representing debtors in possession, creditors and committees. His practice also included business and real estate transactions and commercial litigation, and he has served as both a chapter 11 and chapter 12 trustee. Judge Jacobvitz is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, has been listed in The Best Lawyers of America and in Southwest Super Lawyers, and received the New Mexico State Bar Bankruptcy Law Section’s outstanding bankruptcy lawyer award in 2003 and 2007, as well as the New Mexico CLE, Inc.’s Sandia Award. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado with high distinction and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.