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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"Crypto meltdown a boon for bankruptcy lawyers," coverage in Reuters, December 2, 2022, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"Sam Bankman-Fried tries to broker FTX bailout from his home in the Bahamas, despite being booted from the crypto company," coverage on CNBC, November 21, 2022, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"Sandy Hook families sued Alex Jones. Then he started moving money around," coverage in The Washington Post, November 21, 2022, featuring Professor Adam J. Levitin.
"Crypto’s free-wheeling firms lured millions. FTX revealed the dangers," coverage in The Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2022, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.