Professor S. Todd Brown is a Professor of Law and the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. Prior to joining the law school, Professor Brown was the managing partner of a small business, an attorney with WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and Jones Day in Washington and Cleveland, and a Freedman Fellow at Temple University. He teaches bankruptcy, contracts, corporations, torts, mass torts, and related courses at the School of Law.
Brown is a frequent author and lecturer on bankruptcy trusts, chapter 11, complex litigation and mass torts. His scholarship has been cited in a variety of state and federal opinions, and he has testified concerning these issues before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, state legislatures, the ABA Task Force on Asbestos and the Bankruptcy Trusts, and the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Reform Chapter 11. His current research focuses on legal rules concerning corruption, fraud and abuse.
Brown received his J.D. in 1999 from Columbia Law School, where he served as articles editor of the Columbia Business Law Review, and an LL.M. in 2009 from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Prior to law school, he received his B.A. in philosophy, summa cum laude, from Loyola University in New Orleans.
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