Charles W. Mooney Jr.
Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law
Charles Mooney Jr. is a leading legal scholar in the fields of commercial law and bankruptcy law. His book (with S. Harris) Security Interests in Personal Property (Foundation Press, 5th ed.
- Commercial Law
- International Trade
OFFICIAL COMMENTARY TO THE UNIDROIT CONVENTION ON SUBSTANTIVE RULES FOR INTERMEDIATED SECURITIES (Oxford University Press 2012) (with Hideki Kanda, Luc Thevenoz & Stephane Beraud).
SECURITY INTERESTS IN PERSONAL PROPERTY (with S. HARRIS, Foundation Press, 2d ed. 1992; Supp. 1999; 3d ed. 2000; 4th ed. 2006; 5th ed. 2011).
Articles and Book Chapters
When is a Dog's Tail Not a Leg?: A Property-Based Methodology for Distinguishing Sales of Receivables from Security Interests That Secure an Obligation, 82 U. CIN. L. REV. 1029 (2014) (with Steven L. Harris).
Private Law and the Regulation of Securities Intermediaries: Perspectives Under the Geneva Securities Convention and United States Law, 2010 UNIF. L. REV. 811.
Core Issues Under the UNIDROIT (Geneva) Convention on Intermediated Securities: Views From the United States and Japan, in INTERMEDIATED SECURITIES: LEGAL PROBLEMS AND PRACTICAL ISSUES 69 (Louise Gullifer & Jennifer Payne eds., Hart Publishing, 2010) (with Hideki Kanda).
The (UNIDROIT) Geneva Securities Convention on Intermediated Securities, 24 BUTTERWORTH’S J. INT’L BANKING & FIN. L. 596 (2009).
Law and Systems for Intermediated Securities and the Relationship of Private Property Law to Securities Clearance and Settlement: United States, Japan, and the UNIDROIT Draft Convention, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Discussion Paper No. 2008-E-8 (May 2008).
Introductory Note to Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary, 46 INT’L. LEGAL MATERIALS 645 (2007).
Insolvency Law as Credit Enhancement: The Insolvency-Related Provisions of the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol, 13 INT’L INSOLVENCY REV. 24 (2004).
Means Measurement Rather than Means Testing: Using the Tax System to Collect from Can-Pay Consumer Debtors After Bankruptcy, 22 AM. BANKR. INST. J. 6 (2003) (with Jean Braucher).
Property, Credit, and Regulation Meet Information Technology: Clearance and Settlement in the Securities Markets, 55 LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. 131 (1992) (issue devoted to "Technology and Commercial Law" for which Professor Mooney was special editor).
More publications can be found here.
The Cape Town Convention’s Improbable-but-Possible Progeny Part Two: Bilateral Investment Treaty-Like Enforcement Mechanism (May 7, 2015), 55 VA. J. INT'L L., forthcoming 2015; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-18. (forthcoming 2015)
A Framework for a Formal Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism: The KISS Principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid) and Other Guiding Principles (May 7, 2015), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-17 (forthcoming)
Harmonizing Choice-of-Law Rules For International Insolvency Cases: Virtual Territoriality, Virtual Universalism, and the Problem of Local Interests, 9 BROOK. J. CORP., FIN. & COM. L. (forthcoming 2014). (forthcoming 2014)
A PROCEDURAL THEORY OF BANKRUPTCY LAW: A NORMATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE PROPER (AND IMPROPER) ROLE OF BANKRUPTCY LAW. (forthcoming 2012)
THE TRUTH ABOUT SHORTFALL OF INTERMEDIATED SECURITIES: PERSPECTIVES UNDER THE GENEVA SECURITIES CONVENTION, UNITED STATES LAW, AND THE DRAFT EUROPEAN SECURITIES DIRECTIVE (forthcoming 2011, Cambridge University Press [proposal pending]). (forthcoming 2011)
The Death of Tort? Security Interests and Tort Claims in Bankruptcy. (forthcoming)
The Case for a Legislative Guide or Model Law on Intermediated Securities: Building on the Geneva Securities Convention. (forthcoming)
Perspectives Under the UNIDROIT [Draft] Convention and United States and Japanese Law: The Case for a Legislative Guide or Model Law on Intermediated Securities: Building on the UNIDROIT [Draft] Convention.
- Commercial Law and Uniform Commercial Code
- Bankruptcy Law
- Private International Law
- International Business Transactions
Penn Law - Associate Dean (2008-09); Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Professor of Law (2004- ); Professor (1990-2004); Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1998-2000); Interim Dean (1999-2000); Associate Professor (1986-90)
University of Pennsylvania – Chair, Faculty Senate (2004-05)
Visiting Professor - University of Virginia; Georgetown; University of Tokyo; Waseda University
Shearman & Sterling, New York, New York - Partner (1981-86)
Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - (1972-81); Partner/Director (1977-81)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P. - Consultant (1994-2003)
Member, The American Law Institute (elected 1985).
Member - U.S. delegation for the UNIDROIT draft convention on intermediated securities, representing the government at international meetings in Rome and at intersessional meetings in Berne, Paris, Berlin, and Beijing.
Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (elected 1992).
American College of Bankruptcy: Fellow (elected 1997); At-Large Regent (2007-11); Director (2011 - Present)
Member, International Insolvency Institute (elected 2009)
Co-Reporter, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Drafting Committee for the Revision of Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 (Secured Transactions) (1993-99). (Received Distinguished Service Award (April, 2002), presented by the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, for "work in the creation and adoption of Revised Article 9").
- Commercial Law
- Bankruptcy and Chapter 11 Law
- International Business Transactions