About Us

Lynn M. LoPucki

Lynn M. LoPucki is the Security Pacific Bank Professor of Law at the UCLA Law School. LoPucki has done big-bankruptcy empirical research since 1984 and founded the Bankruptcy Research Database in 1994. His early research with William C. Whitford was funded by the National Science Foundation and published in the Penn, Wisconsin, and Cornell law reviews. He is the author of Courting Failure: How Competition for Big Cases Is Corrupting the Bankruptcy Courts (Michigan 2005) and Professional Fees in Corporate Bankruptcies: Data, Analysis, and Evaluation (with Joseph W. Doherty), (Oxford 2011).

For more information about Lynn M. LoPucki, please visit UCLA Law.

Douglas Irion

Doug Irion has a background in information science and more than five years of research and data management experience with law firms in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. He is the first full-time manager of the Bankruptcy Research Database.

The BRD is supported by grants from these organizations:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

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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