Michelle M. Harner

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Professor of Law

500 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Barriers to Effective Risk Management

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 1323, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-25
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2010
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 902 (16,351)
Citation 2

Abstract:

risk management, financial crisis, cognitive bias, corporate culture, behavioral economics, corporate governance

2.

Trends in Distressed Debt Investing: An Empirical Study of Investors' Objectives

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 69, 2008
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Jun 2008
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 870 (17,966)
Citation 6

Abstract:

activist investors, bankruptcy, chapter 11, creditor control, creditor conflict, creditors' committee, DIP loan, distressed debt, reorganization

3.

The Corporate Governance and Public Policy Implications of Activist Distressed Debt Investing

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 77, 2008
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 31 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2008
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 612 (28,583)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Activist Investors, Administration, Bankruptcy, Corporate Governance, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Restructuring, Chapter 11, Creditor Control, Distressed Debt, Fiduciary Duties, Insolvency, Institutional Investors, Institutional Investor Activism

4.

Ignoring the Writing on the Wall: The Role of Enterprise Risk Management in the Economic Crisis

Journal of Business and Technology Law, Vol. 5, p. 45, 2010
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2010
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 611 (30,508)

Abstract:

risk management, corporate governance, duty of care, Caremark, duty of loyalty, fiduciary duties, boards of directors

5.

The Value of 'Thinking Like a Lawyer'

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 2, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-8
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Feb 2011
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 465 (42,824)

Abstract:

legal profession, Larry Ribstein, Richard Susskind

6.

Activist Distressed Debtholders: The New Barbarians at the Gate?

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 155, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-18
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2011
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 265 (82,836)
Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate raiders, hostile takeover, debt, equity, activist investors, securities regulations, restructuring

7.

Corporate Control and the Need for Meaningful Board Accountability

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 541, 2010
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 24 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2010
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 240 (94,821)

Abstract:

corporate control, activist shareholder, controlling shareholder, activist investor, creditor control, distressed debt, fiduciary duty, business judgment rule, corporate governance

8.

Mitigating Financial Risk for Small Business Entrepreneurs

Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Vol. 6, p. 469, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-53
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2012
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 219 (102,690)

Abstract:

entrepreneur, small business, risk

9.

Corporate Culture and ERM

Ditrector Notes (The Conference Board), Vol. 5, July 2013, p. 1-11, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-34
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Jul 2013
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 194 (110,026)

Abstract:

Risk management, enterprise risk management, corporate culture, fiduciary duties, duty to monitor, board of directors, tone at the top

10.

Committee Capture? An Empirical Analysis of the Role of Creditors' Committees in Business Reorganization

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 64, p. 749, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-47
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 07 May 2011
Michelle M. Harner and Jamie Marincic Griffin
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 182 (122,293)

Abstract:

creditor control, creditors' committee, chapter 11, business bankruptcy, reorganization versus liquidation, empirical data

11.

Activist Investors, Distressed Companies, and Value Uncertainty

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review , Vol. 22, 2014, p. 167-194, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-62
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 177 (113,495)

Abstract:

hedge funds, activist investors, alternative investment funds, chapter 11, restructuring, distressed debt, distressed investing, reorganization, loan-to-own

12.

Behind Closed Doors: The Influence of Creditors in Business Reorganizations

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 1155, 2011, University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-2
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2011
Michelle M. Harner and Jamie Marincic Griffin
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 134 (159,504)

Abstract:

Backruptcy Code, Creditor Influence, Business Reorganization

13.

The Search for an Unbiased Fiduciary in Corporate Reorganizations

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 86, p. 469, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-8
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 19 May 2011
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 134 (168,864)

Abstract:

bankruptcy, chapter 11, reorganization, control, control contest, fiduciary, fiduciary duties, activism, distressed debt, mediation

14.

The Potential Cost and Value of ERM

Director Notes (The Conference Board), Vol. 5, pp. 1-10, March 2013, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-16
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Mar 2013
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 103 (178,020)

Abstract:

enterprise risk management, financial risk

15.

A More Realistic Approach to Directors' Duties

Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law, v. 15, 2013, p. 15-31, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-52
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2014
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 101 (185,776)

Abstract:

fiduciary duties, risk, oversight, director performance

16.

The Naked Fiduciary

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 54, 2012, pp. 879-937, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-19
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2012
Michelle M. Harner and Jamie Marincic Griffin
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 101 (201,759)

Abstract:

Limited Liability Companies, LLC, business law, fiduciary, fiduciary duties, default rules, governance, unincorporated entities

17.

Series LLCs: What Happens When One Series Fails? Key Considerations and Issues

Business Law Today, Feb. 2013, p. 1-4., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-17
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Michelle M. Harner, Jennifer Lynn Ivey-Crickenberger and Tae Kim
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 79 (220,260)

Abstract:

Limited Liability Company, financial distress, reflief, U.S. Bankruptcy Code

18.

The Value of Soft Variables in Corporate Reorganizations

University of Illinois Law Review, 2015, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-25
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2014
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 68 (232,877)

Abstract:

soft assets, soft inputs, soft variables, goodwill, valuation, reorganization, going concern surplus, Chapter 11, secured credit, value allocation, Section 363 sale, plan of reorganization, corporate restructuring

19.

Teaching LLCs Through a Problem-Based Approach

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 71, 2014, p. 489-, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-16, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-37
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2015
Michelle M. Harner and Robert J. Rhee
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Downloads 57 (244,980)

Abstract:

Business organizations, Business Associations (course)

20.

Facilitating Successful Failures

Florida Law Review, Vol. 66, 2014, Forthcoming, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-14
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 14 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2013
Michelle M. Harner and Jamie Marincic Griffin
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Downloads 56 (293,291)

Abstract:

management, financial distress, restructuring

21.

Teaching Business Law through an Entrepreneurial Lens

Journal of Business & Technology Law, V. 8, 2013, p. 171-174, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-38
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 May 2013
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 44 (322,510)

Abstract:

teaching, practical training, role-playing, problem-solving, business associations

22.

Gender and Securities Law in the Supreme Court

Women's Rights Law Reporter, Vol. 33, 2012 Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-20, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-33, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-27
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2012
Lyman Johnson, Michelle M. Harner and Jason A. Cantone
Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Federal Judicial Center
Downloads 42 (328,508)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, gender, law and gender, securities law, securities litigation, judicial decision-making, empirical legal studies

23.

Deal Deconstructions, Case Studies, and Case Simulations: Toward Practice Readiness with New Pedagogies in Teaching Business and Transactional Law

American University Business Law Review, v. 3, 2014, p. 81, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-17, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2015
Michelle M. Harner and Robert J. Rhee
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Downloads 37 (293,291)

Abstract:

24.

Is Legal Scholarship Out of Touch? An Empirical Analysis of the Use of Scholarship in Business Law Cases

University of Miami Business Law Review, Vol. 19, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-29
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2013
Michelle M. Harner and Jason A. Cantone
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Federal Judicial Center
Downloads 25 (382,254)

Abstract:

legal scholarship, intellectual discourse, citations

25.

Disciplining Corporate Boards and Debtholders Through Targeted Proxy Access

Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-15
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 0 (281,610)

Abstract:

corporate governance, fiduciary duties, proxy access, activist investors, insolvency, chapter 11 bankruptcy, corporate restructuring