Nancy Rapoport

Bankruptcy Law Professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
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UNLV Williiam S. Boyd School of Law professor Nancy Rapoport's specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, higher education governance, law firm behavior, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture. Her published works include "Corporate Scandals and Their Implications 3d," which addresses the question of why we never seem to learn from prior corporate scandals, and "Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam."

Rapoport is admitted to the bars of the states of California, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, and Nevada and of the United States Supreme Court. In 2001, she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. She is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Bankruptcy. She has also served as the dean of faculty of the American Board of Certification, the entity that develops, grades, and certifies lawyers for specialties in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.

Rapoport appeared in the Academy Award-nominated movie, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia Pictures, 2005) as herself.

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  • There are issues raised here that a court might want to review, whether or not a party in interest is objecting. If the fees consume most of the estate, that’s a sad outcome, but the Code was designed to find ways to encourage professionals to work on cases, which is why administrative expenses are a high priority.

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