honors + affiliations
Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
Member, Board of Regents, American College of Bankruptcy (2010–2012)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Member, International Insolvency Institute
Member, INSOL International
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012)
Listed, Legal 500 United States (2012)
- New York
James L. Garrity, Jr. is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and head of the firm's Bankruptcy and Finance & Restructuring Practice. Mr. Garrity represents debtors, creditors, and court-appointed fiduciaries in Chapter 11 and cross-border cases. He is a certified mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and has mediated disputes in adversary proceedings and complex bankruptcy cases in New York and Delaware.
Mr. Garrity has previously served as a bankruptcy judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before holding that position, Mr. Garrity was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was promoted to chief of the Tax Unit focusing on bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Garrity is admitted to practice in New York.
- New York University School of Law, 1986, LL.M. (Taxation)
- Saint John's University School of Law, 1980, J.D.
- College of the Holy Cross, 1977, B.A.