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Monday, September 21, 2020

Virtual Symposium on Contracts and COVID: Introducing Jonathan Lipson

COVIDThe ContractsProf Blog's Virtual Symposium on Contracts and COVID is continuing into its third week with a post by Jonathan Lipson.  We have previously noted Jonathan's work on the blog here and here.

LipsonJonathan Lipson holds the Harold E. Kohn Chair and is a Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. He teaches Contracts, Bankruptcy, Corporations, Commercial Law, Lawyering for Entrepreneurship, International Business Transactions, and a variety of other business law courses.  In addition to Temple, he has taught at the law schools of the University of Wisconsin (where he held the Foley & Lardner Chair), the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Baltimore.

His research focuses on corporate governance, restructuring, and contracting practices.  He has published in many of the nation’s top law reviews, including those of the UCLABoston UniversityNotre Dame, and Southern California law schools.  He is also a coauthor (with Macaulay et al.) of Contracts Law in Action, the nation’s leading casebook that takes a “law in action” approach to contract law.

Jonathan is a member of the American Law Institute, a Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and is active with the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association where, from 2011 to 2017, he was Section Content Officer.  He is now a member of the Section Council and the Corporate Laws Committee.  He has also served as an expert in complex corporate reorganizations, including that of Enron Corp.  His shorter works have appeared on, among others, The Huffington PostConcurring Opinions, and Credit Slips. He also writes op-eds for the National Law Journal and USAToday.  He is the founding editor of The Temple 10-Q, an electronic business law newsletter published by the Beasley School of Law.

It is great to have Jonathan joining us for the virtual symposium.  His posts are a great way to kick off the week!

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