Career: Gerald Schiff is a member in the Lafayette office of Gordon Arata where he practices in the areas of Mediation and Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor law. He is a former United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Louisiana (from August 1992 to September 2006). His practice embodies bankruptcy law from all perspectives—debtor, creditor, trustee, and creditors’ committees, and he is familiar with all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. He has mediated bankruptcy cases pending in other states. He has frequently been a speaker on bankruptcy issues at numerous seminars.