LAW : FACULTY

faculty bio
Karen M. Gebbia
Title:

Associate Professor of Law

School:
Law
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-369-5357

COURSES TAUGHT

Business Associations

Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy

Lawyering: Hot Topics in Business Bankruptcy

Sales

Secured Transactions

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Bankruptcy

Commercial transactions

Corporate restructuring

Debtors' and creditors' rights

Statutory interpretation

EDUCATION

JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center

BA, magna cum laude, Villanova University

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Debt and Crime: Inevitable Bedfellows. The Intersection of Fraud, Bankruptcy and Asset Forfeiture, 42 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 525 (2012).

The Deranged Matchmaker: Fraud and the Intersection Between Crime, Bankruptcy and Asset Forfeiture, Business Law Today, ABA (June 21, 2012).

Article 9 Transactions, Skills, Maps, and Fears (page 347); Supplemental Readings and Props (page 354); Borrower/Lender Role Play to Begin Secured Transactions (page 361); Interest Group Negotiations (page 364); "The U.C.C. Is Your Friend" and Other Gems (page 365); Ungraded Drafting Assignments (page 366); Secured Transactions Exam Format (page 367); in Teaching the Law School Curriculum, Ch. 14 Sales and Secured Transactions (Steven Friedland & Gerald Hess, eds. 2004).

Second Report of the Select Advisory Committee on Business Reorganization,60 The Business Lawyer 277 (2004). (Also published as part of the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting materials, March 2003.)

Small Business Reorganization and the SABRE Proposals, 7 Fordham J. Corp. & Fin. L. 253 (2002).

First Report of the Select Advisory Committee on Business Reorganization, 57 The Business Lawyer 163 (November 2001). (Also published as part of the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting materials, March 2001.)

Annotated List of Resources, 57 The Business Lawyer 245 (November 2001). (Also published as part of the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting materials, March 2001).

Interpreting the Bankruptcy Code: An Empirical Study of the Supreme Court's Bankruptcy Cases, 3 Chapman L. Rev. 173 (2000).

Bank of America National Trust & Savings Association v. 203 North LaSalle Street Partnership, in 2000 Wiley Bankruptcy Law Update (Shapiro & Peterman, eds., 2000).

Bank of America National Trust & Savings Association v. 203 North LaSalle Street Partnership: A Different Interpretation, 9 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 451 (2000).

Smart Credit: What You Should Know About Budgeting, Using Credit, and Getting Out From Under Your Debt, (Hawai`i Lawyers Care, 1999).

State Sovereign Immunity and the Bankruptcy Code: Part I, 7 J. Bankr. L. & P. 521 (Sept/Oct. 1998).

State Sovereign Immunity and the Bankruptcy Code: Part II, 8 J. Bankr. L. & P. 3 (Nov/Dec 1998).

Certificate of Title Law: Hawai`i, in Certificate of Title Law (ABA).

Statutory Interpretation, Democratic Legitimacy, and Legal System Values, 21 Seton Hall Leg. J. 233 (1997).

Ginsberg & Martin on Bankruptcy, Part XI Discharge and Dischargeability, (1997 and 1998 supplement, contributing editor).

Saybrook Manufacturing: Is Cross-Collateralization Moot? 2 J. Bankr. L. & P. 163 (May/June 1993). With Lawrence E. Oscar.

With Gerald F. Munitz. The Chapter 11 Plan, Confirmation and Cramdown, in Bankruptcy Practice, Ch. 18 (Ill. Inst. for CLE 1990, and 1993 Supplement).

With Gerald F. Munitz. Section 1111(b): Unique Rights for the Under-Collateralized Creditor, in 1 Basics of Bankruptcy and Reorganization 1993 (Practising Law Institute 1993). (Note: prior versions of this article appeared in earlier Practising Law Institute publications between 1985 and 1990 and in 1992, in Third Annual Current Problems In Chapter 11 Practice: Handling Chapter 11 From the Perspective of the Debtor, the Secured and Unsecured Creditor and the Committees (Prentice Hall Law & Business 1992), and in seminar materials for Workouts, Bankruptcy, and Restructurings: Successful Strategies to Restructure Problem Loans (The Banking Law Institute and The Bank Lending Institute 1992)).

With Gerald F. Munitz. Adequate Protection, The Automatic Stay, and The Use, Sale or Lease of Property, in 1 Basics of Bankruptcy and Reorganization 1993 (Practising Law Institute 1993). (Note: prior versions of this article appeared in earlier Practising Law Institute publications between 1985 and 1992, and in seminar materials for Workouts, Bankruptcy, and Restructurings: Successful Strategies to Restructure Problem Loans (The Banking Law Institute and The Bank Lending Institute 1992)).

With Gerald F. Munitz. Jurisdiction, Venue and Appeals Under the Bankruptcy Code: Current Developments, in 1 Current Developments in Bankruptcy and Reorganization 1990, 195 (Practising Law Institute 1990). (Note: prior versions of this article appeared in earlier Practising Law Institute publications between 1988 and 1989).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Chair, 2010 - present.
American Bar Association, Business Law Section. Working group on White Collar Crime, Asset Forfeiture and Business Bankruptcy.

Chair, 2011 - present.
American Bar Association Business Law Section. Business Bankruptcy Committee.

Publications Director, 2011- present.
American Bar Association, Business Law Section. Publications Board.

Member/Director, 2012 - 2014.
American Bar Association, Business Law Section. Publications Board.

Reporter and Member, 1999 - 2004.
Select Advisory Committee on Business Reorganization (SABRE).

HONORS AND AWARDS

University of Hawai`i at Manoa Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching, 1999 (NB: first law professor in the school's history to receive this award)

Outstanding Professor of the Year, University of Hawai`i School of Law, 1997-98

The Outstanding Professor, University of Hawai`i School of Law (elected by 1997 graduating class)

Emcee, 1997 graduation, University of Hawai`i School of Law