Judge Sidney B. Brooks
United States Bankruptcy Judge, Retired
Judge Sidney B. Brooks (retired) reports on his recent meetings in Moscow with judges, lawyers, and a academics. Join us for an unvarnished view of developments in the rule of law in Russia and reform in the Russian Parliament.
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Networking and Informal Discussion with Judge Brooks
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Briefing and Q+A
*Briefings are open to WorldDenver Members, Premier Level & Up*
About Judge Sidney Brooks
Judge Brooks served a two-term appointment as a bankruptcy judge, having been appointed on January 4, 1988. He served as Chief Bankruptcy Judge from February 2003 to January 2007. In addition to having served on the bench, Judge Brooks consults on rule of law issues, lectures, teaches courses, conducts seminars, writes for numerous professional organizations, schools and publications.
Judge Brooks’ primary area of professional work outside of the courtroom is development and implementation of international rule of law programs around the world. On behalf of various government and non-government organizations, including the U.S. Russia Foundation, the Library of Congress’ Open World Leadership Program, the Central and East European Law Initiative, the International Judicial Relations Committee of the United States Judicial Conference, the United States Department of State, and The World Bank, Judge Brooks has been assisting with the development of judicial training and court management programs. He has worked with and advised judicial officials from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrghistan, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China, Poland, Romania, Macedonia, Thailand,Mexico, India, Canada, Armenia, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, and the Czech Republic, with regard to international commercial/insolvency law and court administration and judicial affairs.
Prior to beginning his service as a federal judge, Judge Brooks served as assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado and was in the private practice of law for 16 years with emphasis in bankruptcy and reorganizations, litigation, commercial transactions, and general business law.