Norton Rose Fulbright partner Michael M. Parker selected as San Antonio bankruptcy judge

Attorney Michael M. Parker has been selected as the next bankruptcy judge for the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas.

Parker, a partner at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, is expected to replace U.S. Chief Bankruptcy Judge Ronald B. King on November 2.

Parker, 57, still has to undergo a background check before his selection receives final approval.

He did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.

Parker was chosen by the 5th United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans. It was not immediately possible to determine whether women or people of color were among the candidates considered for the post. A court representative was not available on Monday.

US bankruptcy judges are appointed for a 14-year term and earn 92% of the salary of a US district judge, or approximately $ 201,000.

Parker has worked at Norton Rose Fulbright since 1995 after completing a two-year bankruptcy internship with the San Antonio court, where he is expected to preside.

He has worked as a senior advisor or co-counsel representing debtors, creditors and trustees across Texas and elsewhere. He has also represented asset buyers in major Chapter 11 reorganization cases.

Notable Parker customers include Palmaz Scientific Inc., a San Antonio company that has set out to develop the next generation of arterial stents. His efforts failed and he went bankrupt despite raising $ 40 million from investors.

He also represented part of the bankrupt partnership behind a 500-acre real estate development, which included a water park and resort, near Corpus Christi.

A biography on Norton Rose Fulbright’s website indicates that Parker served as King’s information attorney. Parker was also a clerk for United States Senator John Cornyn and United States Representative Lloyd Doggett when each was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Parker has four degrees, including a Masters of Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration, and a Law degree from the University of Texas.

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