Prof. David Skeel

S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

David Skeel is the Caryl Louise Boies Visiting Professor of Law at New York University, and the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the author of The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011); Icarus in the Boardroom: The Fundamental Flaws in Corporate America and Where They Came From (Oxford University Press, 2005); Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton University Press, 2001); and numerous articles on bankruptcy, corporate law, financial regulation, Christianity and law, and other topics.  Professor Skeel has also written commentaries for the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Books & Culture, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.

  • J.D. - University of Virginia - '87
  • B.A. - University of North Carolina - '83

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Publications and Multimedia
Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 3-28-16 featuring David Skeel
March 28, 2016
Supreme Court Bankruptcy Round Up - October Term 2014 - Podcast
Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group Podcast
July 28, 2015
Single Point of Entry – A Response to Paul Kupiec and Peter Wallison - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
February 18, 2015
The State of State and Municipal Debt - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
May 30, 2014
Pension Reform: The Road Forward - Podcast
Financial Services and E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
December 06, 2013
Can Pensions be Restructured in (Detroit’s) Municipal Bankruptcy?
Federalist Society White Paper
October 30, 2013
Municipal Bankruptcy and Pension Reform: A Way Out? - Event Audio/Video
Sponsored by the Practice Groups of the Federalist Society
October 15, 2013
Dodd-Frank - Event Audio/Video
15th Annual Faculty Conference
January 10, 2013
When States Go Broke - Event Video
Faculty Division
November 14, 2012
When States Go Broke - Faculty Division Podcast
Faculty Division Podcast 09-19-12 featuring David Skeel and Richard Hynes
September 19, 2012
Solving the "Too Big to Fail" Problem: Resolution Authority vs. Chapter 14 - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
July 13, 2012
Bankruptcy and Forum Shopping (Marshall v. Marshall) - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group
June 29, 2010