The bankruptcy judge who presided over the Bernard Madoff case has died.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York announced that the Honorable Burton Lifland died Sunday.
The Fordham Law graduate was appointed to the federal bench in 1980.
Lifland's most famous case was overseeing the dissolution of Madoff's business and the recovery of assets for the victims of his Ponzi scheme.
The judge also presided over several other high-profile bankruptcy cases, including Eastern Airlines and Bethlehem Steel.
Burton Lifland was 84 years old.