| ||Chief Judge Wendy L. Hagenau|
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division
Judge Hagenau assumed the bench on May 25, 2010 and became Chief Judge on October 1, 2017.
Prior to her appointment, she was a partner at Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein in Atlanta, which was a combination of Powell Goldstein (a 100-year Atlanta firm) and Bryan Cave.
Judge Hagenau graduated from Duke University Law School with honors in 1983. Judge Hagenau is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and received her B.A. with highest honors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1980. She was named a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and to the Georgia Legal Elite from 2005 through 2008. Her practice was concentrated in the area of bankruptcy and financial restructuring, and included the representation of debtors in workouts and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, the representation of creditors, including indenture trustees, in Chapter 11 and 7 cases and out-of-court restructurings, and the representation of Trustees. She served as an advisory board member for the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Law Journal as well as the treasurer and a director of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute.