Prof. Bruce A. Markell

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Bruce A. Markell is the Professor of Bankruptcy Law and Practice at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. From 2004 to 2013, he was a United States bankruptcy judge for the District of Nevada; from 2007 to 2013 he was also a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit. Before taking the bench, Professor Markell practiced bankruptcy and business law in Los Angeles for ten years (where he was a partner at Sidley & Austin), and was a law professor for fourteen. After law school, he clerked for then-judge Anthony M. Kennedy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is the author of numerous articles on bankruptcy and commercial law, and a co-author of four law school casebooks.  He contributes to Collier on Bankruptcy, and is a member of Collier’s editorial advisory board. He is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of the International Insolvency Institute, and a member of the American Law Institute.  He is a founding member of the NITA-trained faculty of the Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Institute. He has served as an advisor on bankruptcy and secured transaction reform to the Republic of Indonesia, and recently completed a project redrafting Kosovo’s bankruptcy law.  He consults regularly with the International Monetary Fund on insolvency-related issues (having been part of the IMF’s missions to Ireland, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Greece).