Jay Lawrence Westbrook

University of Texas at Austin School of Law

727 East Dean Keeton Street

Austin, TX 78705

United States

http://www.law.utexas.edu/webra/faculty/jwestbrook

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Financial Characteristics of Businesses in Bankruptcy

American Bankruptcy Law Journal
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 17 Nov 1999
Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook
Harvard Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 2,225 (9,956)
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Abolition of the Corporate Duty to Creditors

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 107, pp. 1321-1403, October 2007
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 03 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2007
Henry T. C. Hu and Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 1,206 (25,650)

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bankruptcy & reorganization, corporate governance, corporate investment, corporate objective, Credit Lyonnais, creditor rights, diversification, fiduciary duty, financial distress, hedging, ownership, risk-taking, shareholder rights, shareholder wealth maximization, troubled companies, voting rights

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The Control of Wealth in Bankruptcy

Number of pages: 137 Posted: 22 Mar 2004
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 1,050 (31,397)
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Bankruptcy, reorganization, control, secured credit, administrative receivership, veto, priority

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A Global Solution to Multinational Default

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Mar 2001
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 881 (40,152)
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International Bankruptcy, universalism, transnational, territorialism

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Less Stigma or More Financial Distress: An Empirical Analysis of the Extraordinary Increase in Bankruptcy Filings

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 May 2006
Elizabeth Warren, Jay Lawrence Westbrook and Teresa A. Sullivan
Harvard Law School, University of Texas at Austin School of Law and University of Virginia - Office of the President
Downloads 601 (66,493)
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bankruptcy, consumer

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Contracting Out of Bankruptcy: An Empirical Intervention

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 4, p. 1197, 2005, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 98, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 78
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 May 2006
Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook
Harvard Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 512 (81,145)
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bankruptcy, business, contractualism

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Chapter 11: Conventional Wisdom and Reality

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 125, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Jay Lawrence Westbrook and Elizabeth Warren
University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 502 (83,139)
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Bankruptcy, Chapter 11, Reorganization, Corporate, Coprorate Finance, Empirical

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The Success of Chapter 11: A Challenge to the Critics

Michigan Law Review, February 2009, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 150
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Apr 2009
Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook
Harvard Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 414 (104,377)
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The Demystification of Contracts in Bankruptcy

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 637
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Jay Lawrence Westbrook and Kelsi Stayart
University of Texas at Austin School of Law and University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, Student 2015
Downloads 372 (117,869)

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Bankruptcy, reorganization, corporations, contracts, executory contracts, ABI review commission, ABI review commission

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The Dialogue between Theoretical and Empirical Scholarship

U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 88, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Nov 2006
Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook
Harvard Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 310 (143,490)
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theoretical, empirical, scholar

An Empirical Study of the Implementation in the United States of the Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review , 2013, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 402, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 405
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Mar 2013
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 160 (267,183)

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insolvency, bankruptcy, model law, cross-border, empirical, COMI, international

An Empirical Study of the Implementation in the United States of the Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency

U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. e405 P
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 08 May 2018
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 101 (377,577)

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Insolvency, Bankruptcy, Model Law, Cross-Border, Empirical, COMI, International

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International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law Changing Law for Changing Times, 13th Biennial Meeting: Avoidance of Pre-Bankruptcy Transactions in Multinational Bankruptcy Cases

Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 42, p. 899, 2007, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 101
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 200 (221,155)

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Bankruptcy, International Law, Choice of Law, Conflict of Law

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Transparency in Corporate Groups

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 142 (293,545)
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insolvency, bankruptcy, corporate group, transparency, secured credit, asset partitioning, guarantees, trademarks, disregard, manipulation, corporate form, responsibility, Nortel, Caesars Group, limited liability, disclosure, Australia

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Corporate Formalism in a Global Economy

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 632
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 138 (301,933)

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Nortel, bankruptcy, insolvency, equitable subordination, cross-border, corporate group, corporate form, reorganization, corporate form, subsidiaries, consolidation, equitable subordination, cross-border, multinational

15.

Universalism and Choice of Law

Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2005
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Oct 2015
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 127 (319,660)

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Global Insolvency Proceedings for a Global Market: The Universalist System and the Choice of a Central Court

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 691
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Mar 2018
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 121 (331,144)
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Bankruptcy, international insolvency, global automatic stay, modified universalism

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A Comment on Universal Proceduralism

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 183
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2010
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 110 (353,931)

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SIFIs and STATES

Vol 49, Issue 2, Tex. Int. L.J. 329 (Spring 2014), U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 540
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2016
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 108 (358,505)

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Bankruptcy Tourism and FNC

International Journal of Procedural Law, Vol 3, No. 1, 2013, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 541
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Nov 2013
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 107 (360,734)

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Bankruptcy, COMI; Forum Non Conveniens; Modified Universalism; Tourism

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Interpretation Internationale

Temple Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 739, 2015
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 105 (365,330)

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Treaties, international law, international texts, insolvency, Model Law, interpretation, system text, standards text, interpretive uniformity, international interpretive rule, Rubin case

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Comity and Choice of Law in Global Insolvencies

Texas International Law Journal, 54, 2019, University of Texas Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series Number 700
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 10 Jul 2019
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 99 (379,772)
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Comity, Choice of Law, Model law cross-border, bankruptcy, insolvency, bankruptcy contracts

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Chapter 15 Comes of Age

Annual Review of Solvency Law, Janis P. Sarra, ed., Carswell, 2013, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 617
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Aug 2014
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 95 (389,741)
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Sovereign Debt and Exclusions from Insolvency Proceedings

C. H. Beck, Hart, Nomos, (2013) Paulus, "A Debt Restructuring Mechanism for Sovereigns: Do we need a Legal Procedure?", U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 618
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Aug 2014
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 94 (395,018)

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Secured Creditor Control and Bankruptcy Sales: An Empirical View

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 831, 2015, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 681
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Nov 2017
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 88 (408,781)

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Secured-Credit, Secured, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Sale, Chapter 11, Reorganization, ABI Commission

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Multinational Financial Distress: The Last Hurrah of Territorialism

Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 41, p. 321, 2006
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Jan 2013
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 80 (432,658)

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Empirical Research in Consumer Bankruptcy

Texas Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 2123, 2001-2002
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Jan 2013
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
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27.

International Judicial Negotiation

Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 567, 2003
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Dec 2012
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 69 (469,317)

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Chapter 11 under Duress

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Jun 2021
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 68 (472,906)

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Ian Fletcher and the Internationalist Principle

(2015) 3 NIBLeJ 30, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 682
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Nov 2017
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 64 (487,814)

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Bankruptcy, Judgment, Fraudulent Conveyance, Reorganization, Chapter 11, Jurisdiction, Cross-Border, Multinational

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Commercial Law and the Public Interest

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Nov 2017
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 43 (580,756)

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contractualist, public-interest, commercial law, bankruptcy, reorganization form contract, boilerplate

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Breaking Away: Local Priorities and Global Assets

Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 46, p. 601, 2011, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 542
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Oct 2015
Jay Lawrence Westbrook
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 36 (619,648)

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