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Professor Michelle M. Harner, Resident Scholar, Fall 2015

  • Associate Dean for Academic Programs
  • Professor of Law, The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Co-Director of the Business Law Program
  • Member, Dodd-Frank Study Group for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • More than two dozen published articles on corporate restructuring, distressed debt and role of creditors committees, among other topics.

Michelle M. Harner is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Business Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  She teaches courses in Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights, Business Associations, Business Planning, Corporate Finance, and Legal Profession.  Professor Harner is widely published and lectures frequently on various topics involving corporate governance, financially distressed entities, risk management, and related legal issues. Her most recent publications appear or are forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Fordham Law Review (reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator), Washington & Lee Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, Arizona Law Review (reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator), and Florida Law Review.  Professor Harner is the Reporter to the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and a member of the Dodd-Frank Study Working Group for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.  She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Professor Harner previously was in private practice in the business restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, and related transactional fields, most recently as a partner at the Chicago office of the international law firm Jones Day.