Justin Rucki focuses his practice on the representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and official and ad hoc committees in chapter 11 cases, as well as debtors, chapter 7 trustees, secured and unsecured creditors and other litigation parties in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.  Justin also has advised companies with respect to out-of-court restructurings and Article 9 foreclosure sales.

Justin prides himself on his ability to manage the operational needs of a company in chapter 11 when representing chapter 11 debtors– a role Justin views as similar to that of a general counsel.  During his decade of practice, Justin has helped shepherd clients and fellow counsel through numerous chapter 11 cases originating in various business sectors and often with international operations. In chapter 7 cases, clients call upon Justin’s experience representing the full range of chapter 7 constituents, including chapter 7 trustees, to guide them through the chapter 7 process whether preparing to commence a chapter 7 bankruptcy case for a company, defending a company from litigation commenced against it by a chapter 7 trustee, or taking on a different role.

Prior to joining Young Conaway in 2009, Justin served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Brendan Linehan Shannon, Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. He earned his juris doctor from William & Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he held the position of Lead Articles Editor for the William & Mary Law Review and worked as a research assistant for Professor Peter A. Alces of the law school and Professor Ned W. Waxman of William & Mary's Mason School of Business. He earned his bachelor of science degree in Economics and Political Science from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he was editor-in-chief of the FSView & Florida Flambeau, the sixth-highest circulated college newspaper in the nation at the time. Justin is an avid fan of FSU football and the Philadelphia Union.


  • William & Mary Law School  (J.D.)
  • The Florida State University  (B.S.)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware


  • Honorable Brendan L. Shannon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware