The New DOJ/DOE Guidance for Student Loan Bankruptcy Litigation: Promising Early Results

“The problem in the past for student loan borrowers in bankruptcy has been that hardship discharge litigation has been complex, expensive and arbitrary. . . . The new guidance has simplified the process.”

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United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington, Tacoma Division

Honorable Brian Lynch was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington, Tacoma Division, on June 1, 2010. He served as Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the District from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2019., and served as Chair of the Conference of 9th Circuit Chief Bankruptcy Judges in 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Portland Division of the District of Oregon, and as the Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for the District of Oregon. And in 2018, he was the recipient of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Hon. Ralph Kelley Award.

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