HON. CLIFTON R. JESSUP, JR. was appointed the United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Northern Division on March 2, 2015. He was formerly a principal shareholder in the Dallas office of the international law firm of Greenberg Taurig LLP, where he concentrated his practice in business reorganization and bankruptcy. During his 35 plus years of bankruptcy-related practice before taking the bench, Judge Clifton represented secured creditors, unsecured creditors, committees, equity holders, debtors, and trustees in federal bankruptcy cases in over 37 states and Puerto Rico. He also represented purchasers of assets in bankruptcy cases, and served as examiner and mediator in many cases.