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Randal Picker





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Position(s):



Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law, University of Chicago Law School
Senior Fellow, the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago,
Argonne National Laboratory

Chicago, Illinois

Experience & Areas of Interest:

.After graduation from Chicago Law School, Mr. Picker clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then spent three years with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where he worked in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy.
Mr. Picker is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and served as project reporter for the Conference's Bankruptcy Code Review Project. He is also a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and serves as a member of the drafting committee to revise Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Mr. Picker's primary areas of interest are the laws relating to intellectual property, competition policy and regulated industries, and applications of game theory and agent-based computer simulations to the law. He is the co-author of Game Theory and the Law. He currently teaches classes in antitrust; network industries; and secured transactions. He also regularly teaches bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations. He served as Associate Dean from 1994 1996.
Education:

BA, Economics, University of Chicago, Cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980
MA, Economics, University of Chicago, 1982
JD, University of Chicago Law Schol, Cum laude, Order ofthe Coif, Associate Editor of the Law Review, 1985

 

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