Rudy J. Cerone is a member of McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, resident in its New Orleans, La. offices. He graduated from the University of California at San Diego (B.A., summa cum laude) in 1976 and Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude) in 1979. He was the recipient of the Order of Coif (1979), was the Executive Editor of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review (1978 - 79) and received the Best Law Review Editor Award (1979). He was admitted to the California Bar in 1979 and to the Louisiana Bar in 1984. Mr. Cerone is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy (2001) and is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification (1993) and by the Louisiana State Bar Association (1997). He is a long-time member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (Secretary and Executive Committee Member, 2010 - 15); (Member, Board of Directors, 2004 - 15); (Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, 2005 - 06); (Chair, Hospitality, Entertainment Venues and Gaming Subcommittee, 2001 - 05); (Member, Advisory Board, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, 2003 - 11). Mr. Cerone serves currently as the Co-Chair of the ABI Caribbean Insolvency Symposium (2015-present). He also is former Chair, President and Board Member of the American Board of Certification. Mr. Cerone currently is a member of: State Bar of California; Louisiana State Bar Association (Chair, Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy Section, 1994 – 97, Chair, Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization, 2002 - 04); the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit and the American Bar Association.