Sept. 10, 2018: Robert R. Summerhays was confirmed as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Louisiana by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Summerhays, of Louisiana, is currently a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, and she recently completed an eight-year term as a Chief Bankruptcy Judge. Before taking the bench in 2006, Summerhays was a partner at the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, where his practice focused on commercial, corporate, multi-district and securities litigation. Summerhays received his B.A. and law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.