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 Security Interests in Personal Property (with S. HARRIS, Foundation Press, 2d ed.
SECURITY INTERESTS IN PERSONAL PROPERTY (with S. HARRIS, Foundation Press, 2d ed. 1992; Supp. 1999; 3d ed. 2000; 4th ed. 2006; 5th ed. 2011; 6th ed. 2015).
OFFICIAL COMMENTARY TO THE UNIDROIT CONVENTION ON SUBSTANTIVE RULES FOR INTERMEDIATED SECURITIES (Oxford University Press 2012) (with Hideki Kanda, Luc Thevenoz & Stephane Beraud).
Articles and Book Chapters
Security Interests in Book-Entry Securities in Japan: Should Japanese Law Embrace Perfection by Control Agreement and Security Interests in Securities Accounts?, 37 U. PA. J. INT'L L. 761 (2017) (with Kumiko Koens).
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.
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.
Secured Transactions Law Reform in Japan: Japan Business Credit Project Assessment of Interviews and Tentative Policy Proposals (April 5, 2021), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 21-16; U. PA. J. INT'L L. (forthcoming) (with Megumi Hara & Kumiko Koens). (forthcoming)
Lost in Transplantation: Modern Principles of Secured Transactions Law as Legal Transplants (April 23, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-30; in SECURED TRANSACTIONS LAW IN ASIA: PRINCIPLES, PERSPECTIVES AND REFORM (Louise Gullifer & Dora Neo eds., forthcoming 2020).
An Essay on Pluralism in Financial Market Infrastructure Design: The Case of Securities Holding in the United States (April 20, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-29; forthcoming in a collection published by Oxford UP. (forthcoming)
- 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 - 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.
Member, The American Law Institute (elected 1985).
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").