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.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Adam J. Levitin, Purdue’s Poison Pill: The Breakdown of Chapter 11’s Checks and Balances, 100 Tex. L. Rev. (forthcoming).


Adam Levitin & Susan M. Wachter, The Great American Housing Bubble: What Went Wrong and How We Can Protect Ourselves in the Future (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2020).

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Bankruptcy Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, City of Chicago v. Fulton, No. 19-357 (U.S. Mar. 10, 2020).

Congressional Testimony

Oversight of the Bankruptcy Code, Part 1: Confronting Abuses of the Chapter 11 System: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Antitrust, Commercial & Admin. Law of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 117th Cong., July 28, 2021 (Statement of Adam Levitin)(CIS-No.: Pending).
Transparency in Small Business Lending: Hearing Before H. Comm. on Small Bus., 116th Cong., Sept. 9, 2020 (Statement of Adam Levitin)(CIS-No.: Pending).