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.
"A Crypto Bankruptcy Could Be Investors’ Nightmare," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2022, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"The Celsius meltdown during crypto’s ‘Black Monday’ risks ‘contagion effect and cascading liquidations,’ top analyst says. Does bankruptcy loom?," coverage in Fortune, June 12, 2022, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"Fresh Start: Professor Adam Levitin," coverage in The Deal Pipeline, June 15, 2022, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.
"Major Exchanges Stay Silent on Risks to Customer Funds," coverage in Be In Crypto, May 18, 2022, featuring Professor Adam Levitin.