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).
Prof. Bruce A. Markell