Professor Daniel Bussel's scholarship focuses on contract law and bankruptcy. For two decades at UCLA Law, he has taught Bankruptcy, Contracts, Corporate Reorganizations, Commercial Law I, and Advanced Commercial Law. Since 2001, Professor Bussel has been a partner at Klee Tuchin Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, a premier business reorganization and corporate insolvency boutique law firm. He brings both theoretical insights and relevant practical experience in bankruptcy to his classes at the law school.
Upon graduating from law school, Professor Bussel clerked first for Justice Stephen G. Breyer, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Thereafter, he served for one year as an associate independent counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the criminal investigation of the Wedtech scandal. Professor Bussel later practiced law at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, specializing in corporate reorganization. He is a Fellow at the American College of Bankruptcy and is listed in Southern California Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Professor Bussel's most recent casebooks include Bankruptcy (with Professor David Skeel) (10th ed., Foundation Press, 2015) and Contract Law and Its Application (with Professor Arthur Rosett) (8th ed., 2011).