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Professor Kenneth Klee commented on the agreement to end the Jefferson County, Alabama bankruptcy, the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy. His comments appear in Wall Street Journal
articles. He also discussed the agreement in an interview on NPR
's "All Things Considered."
UCLA School of Law student Barry Chang ’14 is the Bronze Medal winner for the III 2013 Prize in International Insolvency Studies
. Chang, who is pursuing a joint J.D./M.B.A degree, won the International Insolvency Institute’s prize for his article “Making a Comedy of Comity: Analyzing In re Vitro’s Implications for Cross-Border Insolvency Law.”
Professor Timothy Spangler published a review of the book, How to Make a Million Dollars An Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America’s Wealth
, in the Los Angeles Review of Books
Professor Kenneth Klee commented on Energy Future Holdings Corp.’s financial restructuring plans in an article in BloombergBusinessweek
Professor Stephen Bainbridge was quoted in USA Today
about efforts to get public companies to disclose their political spending.
Professor Kenneth Klee commented on a lawsuit filed by eight states claiming that portions of Dodd-Frank are unlawful. His comments appear in a Washington Post
Students from UCLA School of Law and UCLA Anderson School of Management recently teamed up to compete in a simulated joint venture real estate deal prepared by Phil Nichols, a founder of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. The event was sponsored by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law . . . more
Professor Eric Zolt was cited in a New York Times
"Dealbook" article on the looming "fiscal cliff."
Professor Kenneth Klee commented on the liquidation of Hostess in an NBC
Professor Eric Zolt is cited in a New York Times
"Dealbook" article on the looming "fiscal cliff."
Professor Kenneth Klee talked about the U.S. trustee’s recent rigid attitude when it comes to patrolling bankruptcy courts (Chapter 11 cases), in an article in the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review
Professor Stephen Bainbridge commented on the Libor rigging by Barclays and other big banks. His comments appear in a Washington Post
Professor Kirk Stark discussed whether higher state taxes cause residents to move in an interview on KPCC's "AirTalk."
- UCLA Law Student awarded ABI Medal of Excellence.
Professor Stephen Bainbridge engages in debate with Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on insider trading in The Economist.
Professor Eric Zolt’s unique approach to getting money out of politics was highlighted in the Washington Post.
Professor Stephen Bainbridge was interviewed about his new book, Corporate Governance After the Financial Crisis, on collectedmiscellany.com.
Professor Stephen Bainbridge is quoted on the legal justification of regulations and costs for corporate legal officers in a Wall Street Journal book review of Indispensable Counsel.
Professors Lynn LoPucki and Joseph Doherty's research on increasing bankruptcy fees is cited in a CNNMoney article.
- Huffington Post Reviewed Professor Bainbridge’s new book Corporate Governance After the Financial Crisis.
- Teams from UCLA School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law each took first place honors in the Western Regionals of the Third Annual Transactional LawMeet℠ held on Friday, February 17 at UCLA School of Law.
- Professor Stephen Bainbridge commented on Congressional Insider Trading Bill in a CNBC article.
- Professor Steven Bank commented on Mitt Romney’s offshore tax investments in a Los Angeles Timesarticle.
- Professor Stephen Bainbridge commented on Carlyle Group’s efforts to require future shareholders to resolve claims through arbitration in a Bloomberg article.
- Michael Behrens ’11 won first prize in the 2011 Tannenwald Writing Competition for his corporate tax paper on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission entitled "Citizens United, Tax Policy, and Corporate Governance." Behrens, whose paper submission was sponsored by Professor Steven Bank, will receive a cash prize of $5,000.
- Professor Kenneth Klee commented on the decision in Stern v. Marshall in an article in the Dow Jones' Daily Bankruptcy Review.
- Professor Stephen Bainbridge's blog, ProfessorBainbridge.com, was selected as a top 100 legal blog for 2011 by the editors of the ABA Journal in the publication’s fifth annual “Blawg 100."
Vice Dean and Professor Steven Bank discussed America's history with the flat tax in an interview on CNN Radio.
Professor Kenneth Klee commented on the filing by Jefferson County Alabama of the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy. His comments appear in a Bloomberg article.
A webcast of the First Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Conference: Tax Law and Health Care Reform is available for viewing. The conference was held on October 28, 2011 at the UCLA School of Law.
Professor Kenneth Klee discussed the Dodgers bankruptcy case filings in an interview airing on "NBC 4 News at 5 PM" and "NBC 4 News at 6 PM."
Professor Eric Zolt published a commentary in Tax Notes, entitled "Tax Reform: Reduce the Corporate Income Tax Rate and More," on using the potential reduction in corporate income tax rates as a catalyst for more fundamental changes in our tax system.
Professor Kirk Stark discussed Proposition 13 in an interview on KPCC's "AirTalk with Larry Mantle."
Professor Stephen Bainbridge, the William D. Warren professor of law, has been selected for the 2011 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) “Directorship 100,” the prestigious list of the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom.
Professor Kenneth Klee, who was just hired by the Jefferson County Commission to handle their bankruptcy, is featured as a "walking history of bankruptcy" in a Bloomberg article.
Professor Lynn LoPucki is featured in a Wall Street Journalarticle on General Motors' bankruptcy.
Professor Kenneth Klee commented on a potential bankruptcy filing for Jefferson County. His comments appear in an article on WVTM "Alabama's 13".
Professor Kenneth Klee discussed the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Stern V. Marshall in a LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Community Podcast.
Professor Lynn LoPucki commented on a lawsuit accusing businessman Alfred Villalobos of bribing officials of the California Public Employees' Retirement System in the Sacramento Bee.
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