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Welcome Matthew Bruckner

posted by Nathalie Martin

Today we welcome Matthew Bruckner as a guest blogger. Professor Bruckner teaches at Howard University School of law. I first became acquainted with him through his wonderful scholarship applying virtue theory to bankruptcy law. He teaches a variety of business and commercial law courses, including contracts and bankruptcy. Professor Bruckner has previously taught at St. John’s University School of Law and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. His academic interests center on commercial bankruptcy issue and his most recent scholarship focuses on how to reduce the cost of professional representation in corporate bankruptcy cases.

Prior to law teaching, Professor Bruckner was an attorney practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, bank regulatory, M&A, and other general transactional matters with Allen & Overy, LLP. Professor Bruckner also undertook a number of pro bono engagements for the Public International Law and Policy Group, where he led a team working on comparative constitutional law issues. After leaving Allen & Overy, Professor Bruckner clerked for the Honorable Allen L. Gropper of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In a prior life, he was a stagehand at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Welcome Matthew!


Thank you, Nathalie! I am very excited to be here.

Does the good Professor Bruckner have any predictions for Wellness International.

Specifically, will the Supreme Court clearly define the domain of a "Stern type issue".

That is we know that it is an unconstitutionally core issue, but what are the boundaries - like an issue whose rule of decision is completely controlled by State law precedent.

Glad to have you blogging here Matt. But what on earth would make one give up one of the best union gigs in the country?!!

It wasn't for the money, Adam!

There are only so many road cases one can push, so many PAR cans hung, fly rail blood blisters, hemp splinters, 24 hour days and diesel fumes that knees, back, head and hands can handle. All of a sudden, one day it's not as much "fun" and becomes a "job." When that happens, tour shirts are no longer enough.

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