May 28, 2013
The Honorable William Jay Riley, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, announced today that the court has appointed Katherine A. Constantine of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota. Ms. Constantine joins Chief Judge Gregory Kishel and Judges Kathleen Hvaas Sanberg, Michael E. Ridgway, and Robert J. Kressel. She will replace Judge Dennis O'Brien, who is retiring.
Ms. Constantine is currently a partner in the Finance and Restructuring Department of international law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP. She serves as chair of Dorsey’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group in its Minneapolis office. Over her career, Ms. Constantine has represented many of the different parties and interests involved in the bankruptcy process and has practiced in bankruptcy cases in Minnesota and across the country. She is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education in the area of bankruptcy, has served on bankruptcy court-appointed committees and is a contributing author to Minnesota CLE desk books. She has also received numerous "Best Lawyer" recognitions and other awards for her legal work.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Constantine has served on several boards including boards of non-profit organizations dedicated to serving needs of people with disabilities and on the Georgetown Law Alumni Board. She has also been active as a diversity mentor to new attorneys. Ms. Constantine is a 1977 magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a 1980 graduate of the Georgetown Law Center.
For more information contact: Millie B. Adams, Circuit Executive (314) 244-2600.