Date Submitted: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:03:08 GMT

LAW 054 v01 : Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

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Fall 2020
JD Adjunct
UserID Name Email
goldblac Goldblatt, Craig
ds1650 Spinelli, Danielle
LAW 054 v01: Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Mondays and A-week Thursdays 5:45-7:45p
30 (LAWJ: 28/LAWG: 2)
Take-Home Exam


Prior or concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions; Commercial Law: Secured Transactions and Payment Systems.

Students may not receive credit for this course and Bankruptcy or Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Craig Goldblatt is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he specializes in bankruptcy law. The core of his practice involves bankruptcy and insolvency related trial-level matters and appeals—particularly the representation of financial institutions and other commercial creditors in bankruptcy litigation. He has argued three bankruptcy cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, and one before the en banc Third Circuit. He has testified before a congressional committee on issues of bankruptcy law and policy. He has also developed a particular expertise on consumer bankruptcy matters, representing several major mortgage servicers, holders of credit card and other unsecured debt, and bankruptcy trustees in a variety of regulatory investigations, bankruptcy disputes and appeals.

Outside of his bankruptcy practice, Professor Goldblatt participated in WilmerHale's representation of the University of Michigan, from the district court to the Supreme Court, in Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 US 306 (2003). The Supreme Court's decision in that case held that institutions of higher education may consider race as a factor in admissions decisions. He has also represented an array of pro bono clients in civil rights, criminal and constitutional litigation.

Professor Goldblatt is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference and is the chair of the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee's Subcommittee on Bankruptcy Litigation. He previously served as Chair of the Subcommittees on Bankruptcy Appeals and on Environmental and Mass Tort Claims. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and chairs the College's Fourth Circuit Education Committee. He is a regular speaker at American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and other conferences on bankruptcy matters. Professor Goldblatt also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and The University of Chicago Law School, and served as a law clerk for Hon. Richard D. Cudahy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Associate Justice David H. Souter on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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