Professor Levitin specializes in bankruptcy, commercial law, and financial regulation. His scholarship has won numerous awards, including the American Law Institute’s Young Scholar’s Medal, in recognition of his work’s potential to influence improvements in law.
Before joining Georgetown faculty, Professor Levitin practiced in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, LLP and served as law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Levitin has also previously served as the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute, as Special Counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board.
"Sacklers get extra bankruptcy protections as legal experts call for probe," coverage by Ars Technica, November 7, 2019, quoting Professor Adam Levitin.
"Judge in Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case extends lawsuit protection to Sacklers," coverage by The Washington Post, November 6, 2019, mentioning Professor Adam Levitin. For more on this story, see The Wall Street Journal.
"Elizabeth Warren’s Days Defending Big Corporations," coverage in The New York Times, October 28, 2019, quoting Professor Adam J. Levitin.
"Purdue’s choice of NY bankruptcy court part of common forum shopping strategy, experts say," coverage in The Washington Post, October 10, 2019, featuring Professor Adam J. Levitin.