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Prof. Brook E. Gotberg

Prof. Brook E. Gotberg is a professor of law at Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School in Provo, Utah, where she teaches bankruptcy, contracts, secured transactions and other commercial law subjects. She joined the university in 2020 and has since been named the 2022 recipient of the Francis R. Kirkham Professorship, which honors exceptional achievements in scholarship, teaching or citizenship. Prof. Gotberg’s scholarship focuses primarily on debtor and creditor relations, both in and out of bankruptcy. She recently presented on bankruptcy venue reform, avoidance actions, and the relationship between small businesses, the SBRA and COVID-19. Prior to joining the BYU faculty, she was an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law. Prof. Gotberg’s experience with commercial law stems from her time with Sullivan & Cromwell in Los Angeles, where she represented both debtors and creditors in a variety of cases from large antitrust suits to minor contract disputes. She also clerked for Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr. on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for Hon. Thomas B. Donovan in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Prof. Gotberg has been published in the ABI Law Review and is a 2019 ABI “40 Under 40” honoree. She received her B.A. magna cum laude in political science from Brigham Young University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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