Michelle Harner is a professor of law, associate dean for academic programs, and codirector of the Business Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She teaches courses in bankruptcy and creditors rights, business associations, business planning, corporate finance, and legal profession. Harner is widely published and lectures frequently on various topics involving corporate governance, financially distressed entities, risk management, and related legal issues. Her most recent publications appear or are forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Fordham Law Review (reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator), and Arizona Law Review. Harner currently serves as the Reporter to the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. Previously, she was in private practice in the business restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, and related transactional fields, most recently as a partner at the Chicago office of the international law firm Jones Day.