February 24, 2009


Professor Lawton Presents on Bankruptcy to Business Executives

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law Professor Anne Lawton recently conducted a day-long seminar on Bankruptcy and Restructuring along with Patrick Mears and John Gregg, members of the Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring Department of Barnes and Thornburg LLP. Nearly 50 executives, who are either currently enrolled in or are alumni of the executive M.B.A. program at the MSU Broad School of Management, attended the seminar.

Professor Lawton conducted the morning session, which provided an overview of bankruptcy law and addressed specific issues that arise in business bankruptcies inside chapter 7 (liquidation) and chapter 11 (reorganization) of the Bankruptcy Code. Mears and Gregg conducted the afternoon session, which addressed the issues facing insolvent auto suppliers and their creditors.

At MSU Law, Professor Lawton primarily conducts empirical research on chapter 11. She also teaches Contracts, Bankruptcy, and various Commercial Law courses. For more information on Professor Lawton, visit her profile.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining a small school culture. For more information about the Law College, visit


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East Lansing, MI 48824