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Stephen J. Lubben

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Stephen J. Lubben, holder of the Harvey Washington Wiley Chair in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics at Seton Hall, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of corporate finance and governance, corporate restructuring, financial distress and debt.

He is the author of a forthcoming textbook, to be published by Wolters Kluwer, on corporate finance, and a contributing author to the new Bloomberg Law on Bankruptcy treatise. He is also the In Debt columnist for theNew York Times' Dealbook page.

Professor Lubben grew up in west Los Angeles and attended the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in History and minored in Political Science. Following graduation from law school, Professor Lubben clerked for Justice John T. Broderick, Jr. of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He then practiced in the New York and Los Angeles offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he represented parties in chapter 11 cases throughout the country.

Since joining Seton Hall, Professor Lubben has presented his papers at academic conferences around the world and frequently provides commentary on chapter 11 and related issues for national and international media outlets, including the Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, the Financial Times, Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, and the BBC.  

He frequently advises government officials on potential legislative reforms, and has testified before Congress and the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel. He also is a regular contributor to Credit Slips, a blog started by a small group of bankruptcy experts.

Professor Lubben is a member of the New York and California bars. He is also a member of the American Finance Association, the American Law and Economics Association, the International Insolvency Institute, and the European Association of Law and Economics.