Prof. Michelle M. Harner
Prof. Michelle M. Harner is a professor of law and director of the Business Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, where she teaches courses in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, business associations, business planning, corporate finance and the legal profession. She was also a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center for the spring 2015 semester and served as ABI’s resident scholar for the fall 2015 semester. Prof. Harner is widely published and lectures frequently on various topics involving corporate governance, financially distressed entities, risk management and related legal issues. Her most recent publications appear or are forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Fordham Law Review (reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator), Washington & Lee Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, Arizona Law Review (reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator) and Florida Law Review. Prof. Harner is the Assistant Reporter to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and served as the Reporter to the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and as a member of the Dodd-Frank Study Working Group for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Prof. Harner was previously in private practice in the business restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy and related transactional fields, most recently as a partner at the Chicago office of the international law firm of Jones Day. She received her B.A. cum laude from Boston College and her J.D. summa cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Law.