Tucson attorney appointed as federal bankruptcy judge

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Tucson attorney appointed as federal bankruptcy judge

By Phil Villarreal. CREATED Sep 4, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson attorney Scott H. Gan has been appointed as a judge at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals made the announcement Wednesday.

"Mr. Gan is an accomplished practitioner, extremely well versed in bankruptcy law. We are pleased to welcome him to the federal bench in Arizona," Kozinski said.

Gan will take the oath of office in a Sept. 11 ceremony in Tucson and begin his duties Sept. 20. He replaces Eileen C. Hollowell, who will retire Sept. 19 but will continue to work for the court on a recalled basis. Gan will serve a 14-year, renewable term.

Gan, 59, is a shareholder and partner at Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C., where he worked on the firm's bankruptcy section.