David Arthur Skeel
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. Skeel has received the Harvey Levin award three times for outstanding teaching, as selected by a vote of the graduating class, the Robert A. Gorman award for excellence in upper level course teaching, and the University’s Lindback Award for distinguished teaching.
Capitol Hill Testimony
Written Testimony, Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives, May 15, 2013
David Skeel, Clayton P. Gillette (2016). Governance Reform and the Judicial Role in Municipal Bankruptcy, Yale Law Journal, 125, 1150.
David Skeel (2015). Rediscovering Corporate Governance in Bankruptcy, Temple Law Review, 87, 1021.
David Skeel (2015). Financing Systemically Important Financial Institutions in Bankruptcy, in Making Failure Feasible: How Bankruptcy Reform Can End “Too Big to Fail”, Hoover Institution Press.
David Skeel (2015). What is a Lien? Lessons from Municipal Bankruptcy, University of Illinois Law Review, 675.
David Skeel (2015). From Chrysler and General Motors to Detroit, Widener Law Journal, 24, 121.
David Skeel (2014). Single Point of Entry and the Bankruptcy Alternative, in ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE FINANCIAL CRISIS, Hoover Institution.
David Skeel (2014). Corporate Governance and Social Welfare in the Common Law World, Texas Law Review, 24, 973.
David Skeel (2014). When Should Bankruptcy Be an Option (for People, Places or Things)?, William and Mary Law Review, 55, 2217.
David Skeel, James R. Barth, John Dearie, and Arthur Wilmarth (2014). Panel Discussion on Stability, Resolution, and Dodd-Frank, in PERSPECTIVES ON DODD-FRANK AND FINANCE, MIT Press.
David Skeel (2013). Can Pensions Be Restructured in (Detroit’s) Municipal Bankruptcy?, The Federalist Society, White Paper Series.
David Skeel, Kenneth Ayotte (2013). Bankruptcy Law as a Liquidity Provider, University of Chicago Law Review, 80, 1557.
David Skeel (2013). Is Bankruptcy the Answer for Troubled Cities and States?, Houston Law Review, 50, 1063.
David Skeel, Thomas Jackson (2012). Transaction Consistency and the New Finance in Bankruptcy, Columbia Law Review, 112, 152.
David Skeel (2012). States of Bankruptcy, University of Chicago Law Review, 79, 677.
David Skeel, Michael J. Klarman & Carol S. Steiker (2012). Introduction: Appreciating Bill Stuntz, in THE POLITICAL HEART OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: ESSAYS ON THEMES OF WILLIAM J. STUNTZ, Cambridge University Press.
David Skeel, Mark Roe (2010). Assessing the Chrysler Bankruptcy, Michigan Law Review, 108, 727.
David Skeel, Kenneth Ayotte (2010). Bankruptcy or Bailouts?, Journal of Corporation Law, 35, 469.
Professor David A. Skeel was one of seven experts selected by The White House to supervise Puerto Rico’s fiscal affairs. The board was created as part of a new legal framework to shelter Puerto Rico from creditor lawsuits while it seeks to reduce its debt. (Press Release) Skeel recently authored an Issue Brief titled, “After Debt: A Path Forward for Puerto Rico.”