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Lynn M. LoPucki

Lynn M. LoPucki is the Security Pacific Bank Professor of Law at the UCLA Law School. He has taught bankruptcy law at the law schools of Cornell University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Wisconsin. Before entering teaching, he was a bankruptcy practitioner and member of the panel of trustees in the Northern District of Florida for eight years.
Professor LoPucki's academic focus has been on empirical studies of the operation of the bankruptcy system and strategic law practice. Among the best known are his work with William C. Whitford on the bankruptcy reorganization of large, publicly held companies, his studies with Sara D. Kalin and Joseph W. Doherty of refilings by companies reorganized in Delaware, and his studies with Doherty of professional fees and §363 sales in large public company bankruptcies. He spent six months as Scholar in Residence in the bankruptcy department of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco. More than 60,000 copies of LoPucki's Bankruptcy Visuals have been distributed since their first publication in 1990. He was a Senior Adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. His book, Courting Failure: How Competition for Big Bankruptcies Is Corrupting the Bankruptcy Courts, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2005. A second book, Professional Fees in Corporate Bankruptcies: Data, Analysis, and Evaluation, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011 (with Doherty). LoPucki is the founder and continues to serve as the Director of the UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database.