Hon. Roy Babitt

Adjunct Professor of Law

Email: jgallo@siriusradio.com
Telephone: 212-545-7725

Professional Experience

Roy Babitt is "of counsel" to Anderson Kill & Olick. Mr. Babitt is one of ten Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees appointed by the Office of the United States Trustees and serves on the Southern District of New York panel.

Hon. Babitt was appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in 1964 as a Referee in Bankruptcy (title subsequently changed in 1970 to Bankruptcy Judge); appointed by the United States Trustee for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey to serve as Chapter 11 Trustee of several Chapter 11 cases; also appointed as Chapter 7 Trustee for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; served as a Bankruptcy Judge until retirement in July 1982 after 30 years of government service which included 10 years with the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service in New York as a naturalization examiner; then as District Counsel to the Immigration and Naturalization Service District Director for the District of New York; and as Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York specializing in the handling of immigration cases for the Government.

He has appeared before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and before bankruptcy courts in New York, California, Missouri, Connecticut, Florida, etc.;

Mr. Babitt is a member of the New York State Bar.

Professional Activities

  • Inducted in 2002 as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
  • Fordham University School of Law since 1975.
  • Adjunct professor teaching bankruptcy course;
  • former member of the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. for the purpose of educating new bankruptcy judges and for the purpose of participating as a lecturer at regional seminars for bankruptcy judges held throughout the country;
  • lectured for the Commercial Law League, New York County Lawyers' Association and Practicing Law Institute;
  • also conducts educational programs at Anderson Kill in the bankruptcy area.


  • New York University Law School, under an accelerated program, LLB (now JD)
  • New York University College of Arts and Sciences, BA


  • Contributing Editor for both the 14th and 15th Editions of the "Collier On Bankruptcy Treatises," authoring several Treatise sections on the now repealed 1898 Act, the 1978 Code and the Bankruptcy Rules of Procedure.
  • Supervising Editor of opinions published in the "Collier Bankruptcy Cases," First and Second series. Both are Matthew Bender publications.