A window on the world of big-case bankruptcy.
What is the BRD?
The UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database (BRD) is a data collection, data linking, and data dissemination project of the UCLA School of Law. The BRD’s mission is to promote bankruptcy research by making bankruptcy data available to academic researchers throughout the world, free of charge.
The BRD contains data on all of the more than one-thousand large public companies that have filed bankruptcy cases since October 1, 1979. We consider a company "public" if it filed an Annual Report (form 10-K or form 10) with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a year ending not less than three years prior to the filing of the bankruptcy case. We consider a company “large” if that Annual Report reported assets worth $100 million or more, measured in 1980 dollars (about $287 million in current dollars). Coverage includes cases filed under Chapter 7 and Chapter 11, whether filed by the debtors or creditors. We update most of our data monthly.
The BRD Data.
The BRD consists of five sets of data:
How is the BRD funded?
Financial support for the BRD has come from the UCLA School of Law, grants from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Endowment, the American Bankruptcy Institute's Anthony H.N. Schnelling ABI Endowment Fund, the Turnaround Management Association’s Cornerstone Program, and private gifts.
If you or your organization is interested in supporting the BRD's mission to promote big case bankruptcy research, please contact us.
The BRD is supported by grants from these organizations:
In funding the Success Modeling Project, these organizations do not endorse or express any opinion about the approach used by the project, or any conclusions, opinions, or report of any research results expressed in or disseminated by the project.
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