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Anthony J. Casey

Anthony (Tony) Casey is an expert on bankruptcy and on the laws of business and finance. He is Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar. His research – which has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, and the University of Chicago Law Review – examines the intersection of finance and law. His projects have explored the interplay of doctrine, strategy, and theory in the areas of corporate reorganization, business governance and organization, financial regulation, and litigation of complex business disputes. He has also written about the role of intellectual property law in the organization and financing of creative projects and about how technological innovation is changing the foundations of our legal system more generally.

Professor Casey received his JD, with High Honors in 2002 from The University of Chicago Law School. He received the John M. Olin Prize for the outstanding student of law and economics and was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. After law school, Professor Casey clerked for Chief Judge Joel M. Flaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

From 2004 to 2006, Professor Casey worked as an associate in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His practice focused on merger litigation, white-collar investigations, and securities litigation. Professor Casey then moved to Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he added the areas of bankruptcy litigation and complex class actions to his practice. He became a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in 2008.

Before joining the faculty in 2011, Professor Casey taught at the Law School as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law.

Professor Casey is also a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University (1999) where he received his AB in economics and government and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Casey teaches courses and seminars in corporate governance, business law, bankruptcy and reorganization, finance, litigation strategy, civil procedure, and law and technology.