David Skeel

Prof. David Skeel

S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

David Skeel is the Caryl Louise Boies Visiting Professor of Law at New York University, and the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the author of The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011); Icarus in the Boardroom: The Fundamental Flaws in Corporate America and Where They Came From (Oxford University Press, 2005); Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton University Press, 2001); and numerous articles on bankruptcy, corporate law, financial regulation, Christianity and law, and other topics.  Professor Skeel has also written commentaries for the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Books & Culture, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.



  • J.D. - University of Virginia - '87
  • B.A. - University of North Carolina - '83