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
"‘Packing the court’ and partisan politics: Three questions," coverage in The Christian Science Monitor, October 7, 2020, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"VERIFY: Yes, Congress can change the number of Supreme Court justices. But this hasn't been done in over 150 years," coverage by WUSA 9, September 21, 2020, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"On eve of bankruptcy, U.S. firms shower execs with bonuses," coverage in Reuters, July 17, 2020, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"Trump administration's message to out of work Americans, facing a loss of enhanced unemployment benefits: 'Find something new'," coverage by KNX 1070, July 14, 2020, featuring Professor Adam J. Levitin.