Federal Bar Association President William Dahill and Judges Cecilia Morris, James Peck, Allan Gropper and Loretta Preska
(NYLJ/Rick Kopstein)

The Federal Bar Association honored retiring judges James M. Peck (center) and Allan L. Gropper (second from right) at a reception for U.S. bankruptcy judges of the Southern District at the Federal Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street on Monday. The FBA also honored Burton R. Lifland, the federal bankruptcy judge who oversaw the unwinding of assets in Bernard L. Madoff’s multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme who died Jan. 12.

Also attending the reception, were, from left, Southern District Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Cecelia G. Morris, and Southern District Chief Judge Loretta Preska.

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