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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“  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 (28)

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
Downloads 875 (24,122)
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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), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-05
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 23 May 2013
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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securitization, structured finance, commercial finance, credit crisis, Dodd-Frank, credit

3.

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
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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, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-21
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

5.

The Expressive Function of Directors' Duties to Creditors

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 07-10, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 07-23
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 May 2007
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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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
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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, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-16, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1136
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 02 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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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, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1197
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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Debt and Democracy: Towards a Constitutional Theory of Bankruptcy

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-02, Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 83
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 31 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2008
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 233 (121,902)
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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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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
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bankruptcy, reorganization, financial regulation, good faith, corporate governance, chapter 11, shadow bankruptcy, opportunism, activism

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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

12.

Contracts: Law in Action - Unconscionability

Contracts: Law in Action, Forthcoming, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-19
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
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Contracts, unconscionability, law and society, law in action, CFPB, consumer financial protection bureau, payday lending

13.

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, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2858040
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
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Bankruptcy, chapter 11, priority, structured dismissals, settlement, fraudulent transfer, fraudulent conveyance, SCOTUS brief

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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, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-13
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 29 Sep 2005
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 166 (167,058)
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Closing opinions, corporate governance, legal ethics, corporations, due authority, enforceability, Enron, economic analysis

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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

16.

When Churches Fail: The Diocesan Debtor Dilemmas

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 363, 2006, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-05
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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The Secret Life of Priority: Corporate Reorganization after Jevic

90 Washington Law Review, 2018, Forthcoming, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-04
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 02 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2018
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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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

18.

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, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 07-22, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-14, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 156, 2007
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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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Third-Party Opinion Practice

Business Lawyer, Vol. 63, August 2008, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-5
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

20.

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

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-34
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
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Stern, Bellingham, Marathon, Granfinanciera, Fraudulent Transfers, Bankruptcy Courts, Formalism, Leveraged Buyouts, Article I, Federal Courts

21.

Courts As Institutional Reformers: Bankruptcy and Public Law Litigation

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-572, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-05
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2018
Kathleen G. Noonan, Jonathan C. Lipson and William H. Simon
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 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

22.

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

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 20:2, No. 323, 2015, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-07
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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Why (and How to) Define Securitization? A Sur-Reply to Professor Schwarcz

85 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1301 (2012), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-06
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2013
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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securitization, structured finance, commercial finance, corporate finance, steven schwarcz, stipulative definitions

24.

Against Regulatory Displacement: An Institutional Analysis of Financial Crises

17:3 Univ. Penn. J. Bus. L. 673, 2015, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-12
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2016
Jonathan C. Lipson
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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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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Foreword; Forward!

Temple Law Review, Vol. 87, 2015, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-08
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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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, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1130
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