Adam Levitin

Adam Levitin (@AdamLevitin) is the Anne Fleming Research Professor and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches courses in bankruptcy, commercial law, and financial regulation. Before joining Georgetown faculty, Professor Levitin practiced in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, and served as law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Levitin has also previously served as the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute, as Special Counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board. A laureate of the American Law Institute’s Young Scholar’s Medal, he has testified before Congress over thirty times and is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Great American Housing Bubble: What Went Wrong and How We Can Protect Ourselves in the Future (Harvard 2020). Professor Levitin is also an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and of the American College of Bankruptcy. He blogs at CreditSlips.org.

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