Prof. Bruce A. Markell

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Prof. Bruce A. Markell is the Professor of Bankruptcy Law and Practice at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. From 2004-13, he was a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada; from 2007-13, he also was a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit. Before taking the bench, Prof. Markell practiced bankruptcy and business law in Los Angeles for 10 years (where he was a partner at Sidley & Austin), and was a law professor for 14. After law school, he clerked for then-judge Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. 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. Prof. Markell 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. In addition, he is a founding member of the NITA-trained faculty of the Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Institute. Prof. Markell 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 also 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).