Justin R. Alberto is a director at Bayard. Justin focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring. He has experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, lenders, bondholders, secured and unsecured creditors, plan administrators, and other interested entities in various bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation proceedings. In addition to his restructuring practice, Justin also has experience representing entities involved in litigation arising under and transactions governed by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Justin is a certified mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is included on the Register of Mediators and Arbitrators maintained by the Court.
Each year since 2013, Justin has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Delaware Rising Star in the practice area of business bankruptcy. In 2016 and 2017, he was recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy and restructuring and by Delaware Law Weekly in its Delaware Lawyers on the Fast Track list. Additionally, Justin was included in Delaware Today magazine’s 2015 Top Lawyers list for business bankruptcy. He is also a graduate of the Federal Trial Practice Seminar sponsored by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the Federal Bar Association.
Justin is an active participant in the Federal Bar Association, currently serving as a board member for the national Bankruptcy Law Section, as co-chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter, and as a contributing writer for the Monthly Bankruptcy Law Circuit Updates. He also serves as a member of the Pro Bono Committee for the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court.
Before joining Bayard in 2008, Justin graduated cum laude from Widener University Delaware Law School. While in law school, Justin clerked for the Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely, Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. He also served as the Managing Editor of the Widener Law Review and was a member of the Moe Levine Mock Trial Honor Society. Prior to law school, Justin graduated with a B.S. in Business and Economics from Springfield College.