Kenneth Ayotte

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Professor of Law

215 Boalt Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

18

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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Bankruptcy or Bailouts?

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 35, p. 469, 2010, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-11, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2010
Kenneth Ayotte and David A. Skeel Jr.
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Chapter 11 reorganization, insolvency, financial crisis, intervention in financial markets, government rescue, ad hoc rescues, bailout, Federal Reserve, investment banking, Lehman Brothers, debt overhangs, creditor runs, systemic risk, derivatives

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Citation 10

Matching Bankruptcy Laws to Legal Environments

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Nov 2004
Kenneth Ayotte and Hayong Yun
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Michigan State University - Department of Finance
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Bankruptcy, investor protection, law and finance

Matching Bankruptcy Laws to Legal Environments

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 2-30, 2009
Posted: 13 Apr 2009
Kenneth Ayotte and Hayong Yun
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Michigan State University - Department of Finance

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Citation 27

Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11

Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 321, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 08-16
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2009
Kenneth Ayotte and Edward R. Morrison
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Columbia Law School
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Bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, Chapter 11, creditor control, DIP lending, creditor conflict

Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 511-551, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Aug 2009
Kenneth Ayotte and Edward R. Morrison
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Columbia Law School
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creditor, control, conflict, chapter 11, bankruptcy, equity, lenders, Ayotte, Morrison

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Asset-Backed Securities: Costs and Benefits of Bankruptcy Remoteness

Texas Finance Festival, 2005
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Oct 2005
Kenneth Ayotte and Stav Gaon
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Columbia Business School
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Citation 10

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asset-backed securities, securitization, bankruptcy, Chapter 11, capital structure, secured debt, leases

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Governance in Financial Distress and Bankruptcy

Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 12-37
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2012
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Boston College - Carroll School of Management and Norwegian School of Economics
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bankruptcy, reorganization, corporate finance, corporate governance, Chapter 11

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Why Do Distressed Companies Choose Delaware? An Empirical Analysis of Venue Choice in Bankruptcy

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 03-29
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Nov 2003
Kenneth Ayotte and David A. Skeel Jr.
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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bankruptcy, Chapter 11, venue choice, forum shopping, Delaware, reorganization

Bankruptcy and Entrepreneurship: The Value of a Fresh Start

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Dec 2003
Kenneth Ayotte
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Bankruptcy, entrepreneurship, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, absolute priority, fresh start

Bankruptcy and Entrepreneurship: The Value of a Fresh Start

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 161-185, 2007
Posted: 17 Jun 2008
Kenneth Ayotte
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

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Citation 3

Optimal Property Rights in Financial Contracting

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 May 2007
Kenneth Ayotte and Patrick Bolton
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Columbia Business School - Department of Economics
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property rights, contracts, legal rules, covenants, bankruptcy

Optimal Property Rights in Financial Contracting

NBER Working Paper No. w13316
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2007
Kenneth Ayotte and Patrick Bolton
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Columbia Business School - Department of Economics
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Legal Entities as Transferable Bundles of Contracts

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 May 2012
Kenneth Ayotte and Henry Hansmann
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Yale Law School
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legal entities, subsidiaries, assignment, theory of the firm

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Bankruptcy Law as a Liquidity Provider

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 80, P. 1557, 2013, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-8
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2014
Kenneth Ayotte and David A. Skeel Jr.
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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bankruptcy, liquidity, creditors' bargain, debt overhang, adverse selection

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Leases and Executory Contracts in Chapter 11

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2014
Kenneth Ayotte
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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bankruptcy, Chapter 11, leases, executory contracts, real options

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A Safety Valve Model of Equity as Anti-Opportunism

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-15
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2013
Kenneth Ayotte, Ezra Friedman and Henry E. Smith
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Harvard Law School
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law and equity, contracts, opportunism

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Enterprise Law Conference of 2014: Edited Transcript

Number of pages: 202 Posted: 26 Sep 2014
Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of California, Berkeley, Independent, Gakushuin University, Kobe University, Graduate School of Law, Waseda Business School, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Graduate School of law, Columbia Law School, Independent, Waseda University - Graduate School of Commerce, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research, Harvard Law School, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Global and International Studies, Yale Law School, Waseda University, Independent, Doshisha University, Faculty of Law, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Independent, Independent, Independent, Independent, University of Virginia School of Law, Waseda University - School of Law and University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics
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On the Mandatory Stay of Secured Creditors in Bankruptcy

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Oct 2017
Kenneth Ayotte
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Bankruptcy on the Side

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 2, 2017, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-25, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2839479, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 784
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
Kenneth Ayotte, Anthony J. Casey and David A. Skeel Jr.
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of Chicago Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Leases and Executory Contracts in Chapter 1

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 637-663, 2015
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Kenneth Ayotte
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Optimal Trust Design in Mass Tort Bankruptcy

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 403-438, 2005
Posted: 05 Oct 2005
Kenneth Ayotte and Yair Listokin
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Yale Law School

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Bankruptcy, mass tort, future claimants, asbestos

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Protecting Future Claimants in Mass Tort Bankruptcies

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 4, pp. 1435-1503, Summer 2004
Posted: 21 Jan 2005
Yair Listokin and Kenneth Ayotte
Yale Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

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