David Arthur Skeel
S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law
David Skeel is the author of The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011), Icarus in the Boardroom (Oxford, 2005) and Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton, 2001), as well as numerous articles and other publications. He has been interviewed on The News Hour, Nightline, Chris Matthews’ Hardball (MSNBC), National Public Radio, and Marketplace, among others, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other newspapers and magazines.
- Religion and the Law
TRUE PARADOX: HOW CHRISTIANITY MAKES SENSE OF OUR COMPLEX WORLD (IVP Books, 2014).
BANKRUPTCY (Foundation Press 9th ed., 2012) (with William Warren and Daniel J. Bussel).
IS U.S. GOVERNMENT DEBT DIFFERENT? (FIC Press, 2012) (with Franklin Allen, Anna Gelpern and Charles Mooney).
Articles and Book Chapters
Financing Systemically Important Financial Institutions in Bankruptcy, in MAKING FAILURE FEASIBLE: HOW BANKRUPTCY REFORM CAN END "TOO BIG TO FAIL" (Kenneth E. Scott, Thomas H. Jackson, & John B. Taylor, eds., Hoover Institution Press 2015).
Panel Discussion on Stability, Resolution, and Dodd-Frank, in PERSPECTIVES ON DODD-FRANK AND FINANCE (Paul H. Schultz ed., MIT Press 2014) (with James R. Barth, John Dearie, and Arthur Wilmarth).
Introduction: Appreciating Bill Stuntz (with Michael J. Klarman & Carol S. Steiker), in THE POLITICAL HEART OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: ESSAYS ON THEMES OF WILLIAM J. STUNTZ, Cambridge University Press, 2012 (co-editor with Michael J. Klarman & Carol S. Steiker).
More publications can be found here.
A Two-Step Plan for Puerto Rico (February 4, 2016), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-3 (with Clayton P. Gillette). (forthcoming)
Governance Reform and the Judicial Role in Municipal Bankruptcy (Sept. 30, 2015), YALE L.J. (forthcoming 2016), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-28; NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-10; NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-28 (with Clayton P. Gillette). (forthcoming 2016)
The New Synthesis of Bank Regulation and Bankruptcy in the Dodd-Frank Era, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY LAW (Barry Adler ed., Elgar Press) (forthcoming 2015/2016)
A Theory of Law Firm Globalization (unpublished manuscript, 2008) (with John Armour)
Why Do Distressed Companies Choose Delaware? An Empirical Analysis of Venue Choice in Bankruptcy, (U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 03-29, October 2004) (with Kenneth Ayotte).
- Christianity and the Law
- Corporate Law
- Debt Relief and Sovereign Bankruptcy
- Law and Religion
- Law and Poetry
Penn Law - S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law (2004- ); Professor of Law (1999-2003)
Member, European Corporate Governance Institute (2007- ); American College of Bankruptcy (2009- )
Visiting Professor - Georgetown, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin
Temple - Associate Professor of Law (1993-98); Assistant Professor (1990-93)
Executive Board of American Association of Law Schools Committee on Business Associations (2007-2010)
Research Associate, European Corporate Governance Institute (since 2006)
Member, American College of Bankruptcy (since 2009)
Board of Trustees, Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, Philadelphia, PA (2000-2006)
- Debt Relief and Sovereign Debt Restructuring
- Law, Literature, and Interpretation
- Christian Perspectives on Law