Jonathan C. Lipson

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Harold E. Kohn Professor of Law, Faculty Advisor to the Center for Compliance and Ethics

1719 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

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Ideas:
“  I am currently studying the role that contract plays in achieving social justice goals, which I call "contract social responsibility" (KSR). Terms in supply chain or movie production agreements, for example, might seek to limit abusive labor practices or improve diversity at a contract counterparty. This is both a natural outgrowth of larger trends toward hybrid solutions to social dislocation and a challenge for contract doctrine and theory, which conventionally treats contract as bilateral, private and prepolitical. KSR terms are often none of those things.  ”

Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Directors' Duties to Creditors: Power Imbalance and the Financially Distressed Corporation

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 50, 2003
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 04 Oct 2002
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Fiduciary duty, directors' duties, directorial duties, duty of care, duty of loyalty, insolvency, creditors, shareholders, priority, volition, cognition, exit

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Re: Defining Securitization

85 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1229 (2012)
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 23 May 2013
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 635 (44,665)

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securitization, structured finance, commercial finance, credit crisis, Dodd-Frank, credit

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Making America Worse: Jobs and Money at Trump Casinos, 1997-2010

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-47
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2016
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 552 (53,449)

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Trump, Bankruptcy, Jobs, Employment, Revenue, Chapter 11, Economy

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The Shadow Bankruptcy System

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 89, 2009
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 25 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 12 May 2010
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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bankruptcy, reorganization, chapter 11, shadow banking, credit crisis, financial regulation, securities regulation, hedge funds, investment banks, private equity funds

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The Expressive Function of Directors' Duties to Creditors

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 May 2007
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 474 (64,805)

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corporate governance, reorganization, corporate debt, directors' duties to creditors, fiduciary duty, priority, director discretion, conduct toward creditors, role of contract, courts' educative function, expressive law, expressive adjudication, dicta, duty of loyalty, duty of care, Delaware, equity

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Financing Information Technologies: Function and Fairness

Wisconsin Law Review, 2001
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 23 Jul 2001
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 384 (83,260)

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Secured Transactions, Security Interests, Article 9, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Data, Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Proceeds

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Understanding Failure: Examiners and the Bankruptcy Reorganization of Large Public Companies

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 84, 2010
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 02 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 304 (108,272)
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Bankruptcy, Chapter 11, Examiners, Public Investors, Reorganization, Debtors, Creditors, Creditors committee, Equity committee, Debtor in possession, Information-forcing, Securities fraud, Legislative history, Docket-level data,

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Who's in the House? The Changing Role and Nature of In-House and General Counsel

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2012, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2012
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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In-house Counsel, general counsel, professional ethics, marketplace for legal services, private practice, biglaw

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Controlling Creditor Opportunism

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1129
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2010
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 251 (132,484)
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bankruptcy, reorganization, financial regulation, good faith, corporate governance, chapter 11, shadow bankruptcy, opportunism, activism

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Debt and Democracy: Towards a Constitutional Theory of Bankruptcy

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-02
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 31 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2008
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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bankruptcy law, commercial law, constitutional law, courts, jurisdiction, religion, secured transactions, bankruptcy exceptionalism, Bankruptcy Clause, financial distress, constitutional theory of bankruptcy, religious liberty, due process, sovereign immunity, bankruptcy reform

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Contracts: Law in Action - Unconscionability

Contracts: Law in Action, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
Downloads 216 (153,335)

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Contracts, unconscionability, law and society, law in action, CFPB, consumer financial protection bureau, payday lending

12.

The Secret Life of Priority: Corporate Reorganization after Jevic

90 Washington Law Review, 2018, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 02 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2018
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 208 (158,875)

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Jevic, chapter 11, bankruptcy, reorganization, corporate reorganization, secured credit, debtor in possession financing, structured dismissals, 363 sales, process, legal process, aggregate litigation

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Remote Control: Revised Article 9 and the Negotiability of Information

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 63, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 17 Oct 2001
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Secured transactions, security interests, Article 9, uniform commercial code, collateral, proceeds, intellectual property, information technologies, biotechnologies, private property

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Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioners, In re Jevic (Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp.)

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-53
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2016
Jonathan C. Lipson and Melissa B. Jacoby
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 184 (177,788)
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Bankruptcy, chapter 11, priority, structured dismissals, settlement, fraudulent transfer, fraudulent conveyance, SCOTUS brief

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Examining Success

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-17
Number of pages: 192 Posted: 23 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2016
Jonathan C. Lipson and Christopher Marotta
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law and KPMG International, LLP - New York, NY Office
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chapter 11, bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, bankruptcy examiners, examiners, agency costs, empirical legal research, shadow bankruptcy

Promising Justice: Contract (as) Social Responsibility

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2019
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Promising Justice: Contract (as) Social Responsibility

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Jan 2020
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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contract, social responsibility, corporate social responsibility, csr, human rights, multinational corporations, social norms, legal transplants, labor trafficking, sustainability, supply chains,

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Price, Path & Pride: Third-Party Closing Opinion Practice Among U.S. Lawyers (a Preliminary Investigation)

Berkley Business Law Journal, Vol. 3, p. 59, 2006
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 29 Sep 2005
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 169 (191,542)

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Closing opinions, corporate governance, legal ethics, corporations, due authority, enforceability, Enron, economic analysis

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When Churches Fail: The Diocesan Debtor Dilemmas

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 363, 2006
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 29 Sep 2005
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Bankruptcy, reorganization, Chapter 11, religion, religious liberty, church, free exercise, establishment, RFRA, conflict-of-laws, equity

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Courts As Institutional Reformers: Bankruptcy and Public Law Litigation

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-572
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2019
Kathleen G. Noonan, Jonathan C. Lipson and William H. Simon
University of Pennsylvania - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
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institutional reform litigation, structural reform, public law litigation, chapter 11 bankruptcy, equity receiverships, corporate restructuring

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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Third-Party Opinion Practice

Business Lawyer, Vol. 63, August 2008
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2009
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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legal opinion, closing opinion, opinion letter, cost benefit analysis, benefit cost analysis, Pareto, Kaldor-Hicks, professionalism, professional ethics, legal malpractice, legal ethics

21.

The Pattern in Securitization and Executive Compensation: Evidence and Regulatory Implications

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 20:2, No. 323, 2015
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2016
Jonathan C. Lipson, Rachel Martin, Ella Mae Matsumura and Emre Unlu
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, Utah State University - Huntsman School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Department of Accounting and Information Systems and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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securitization, executive compensation, banks, Dodd-Frank, agency costs

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Where's the Beef: A Few Words About Paying for Performance in Bankruptcy

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 07-09
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 May 2007
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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bankruptcy, corporations, reorganization plan, corporate debt, creditors' committees, residual claimant unsecured creditors, executive compensation, chief restructuring officer

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Stern, Seriously: The Article I Judicial Power, Fraudulent Transfers, and Leveraged Buyouts

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 17 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2014
Jonathan C. Lipson and Jennifer Vandermeuse
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law and Godfrey & Kahn
Downloads 91 (304,475)

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Stern, Bellingham, Marathon, Granfinanciera, Fraudulent Transfers, Bankruptcy Courts, Formalism, Leveraged Buyouts, Article I, Federal Courts

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Why (and How to) Define Securitization? A Sur-Reply to Professor Schwarcz

85 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1301 (2012)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2013
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 80 (329,576)

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securitization, structured finance, commercial finance, corporate finance, steven schwarcz, stipulative definitions

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Reforming Institutions: The Judicial Function in Bankruptcy and Public Law Litigation

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 94, 2019
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 May 2019 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2019
Kathleen G. Noonan, Jonathan C. Lipson and William H. Simon
University of Pennsylvania - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 40 (457,843)

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public law litigation, public law, bankruptcy, bankruptcy law, corporate bankruptcy, courts

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Against Regulatory Displacement: An Institutional Analysis of Financial Crises

17:3 Univ. Penn. J. Bus. L. 673, 2015
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2016
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 37 (470,696)
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financial crises, financial institutions, institutional choice, institutional analysis, bank regulation, bankruptcy, directors' duty to be informed, regulatory capture

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The Secret Life of Priority: Corporate Reorganization After Jevic

Washington Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 03 Jun 2019
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 27 (520,174)
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Bankruptcy, Corporate Reorganization, Reorganization, Chapter 11, Priority, Absolute Priority, APR, Jevic, Consent

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Foreword; Forward!

Temple Law Review, Vol. 87, 2015
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2016
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Bankruptcy, contracts, empirical methods, Bill Whitford

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Something Else: Specific Relief for Breach of Human Rights Terms in Supply Chain Agreements

American University Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 5, 1751, 2019
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Mar 2020
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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contracts, human rights, forced labor, supply chains, supply chain agreements, specific performance, injunction, specific relief, breach, enforcement

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Enron Rerun: The Credit Crisis in Three 'Easy' Pieces

LESSONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE, p. 43, R. Kolb, ed., Wiley, 2010
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2010
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

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credit crisis, enron, financial regulation, credit ratings, complexity, moral hazard, securities law, securitization, credit derivatives, credit default swaps,

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Secrets and Liens: The End of Notice in Commercial Finance Law

Posted: 21 Oct 2004
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

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Security interest, securitization, lien, secret lien, notice-filing, UCC-1, financing statement, bankruptcy, strong-arm power, proceeds, control

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Fighting Fiction with Fiction: The New Federalism in (a Tobacco Company) Bankruptcy

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 78, P. 1271
Posted: 26 Apr 2001
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

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Chapter 11, bankruptcy, reorganization, federalism, sovereign immunity, claims, subordination, discharge, states, tobacco companies, tort claims