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Selection of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of South Carolina

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Please join the Judges, Clerk of Court, and court staff in congratulating Elisabetta G.M. Gasparini! On January 18, 2022, the Circuit Executive for the Fourth Circuit announced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit selected Gasparini to fill the impending Bankruptcy Judge vacancy in the District of South Carolina, with a duty station in Charleston. The appointment is contingent upon a successful background investigation.

Gasparini was born in Milan, Italy, and immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1987. She was awarded a B.A., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Since 2012, she has served as a trial attorney and chapter 11 coordinator for the Office of the United States Trustee throughout South Carolina and Region 4. In 2019, she received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Chapter 11 Complex Issues. She previously served as a trial attorney for the Office of the United States Trustee for Region 2 in New York City, where she also practiced law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

Gasparini will fill a vacancy occurring later this year upon the retirement of the Honorable John E. Waites. She served as his law clerk from 1999-2001.