Assistant Professor of Law
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Fax
(706) 542-5556

University of Georgia
School of Law
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Administrative Support

B.Mus., M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
J.D., Northwestern University

Courses

Bankruptcy
Secured Transactions
Bankruptcy Practice Seminar

Biographical Information

Lindsey Simon is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. 

Her research focuses on the bankruptcy system, drawing concepts from bankruptcy structure and procedure to address broader institutional design challenges. Simon’s articles have been published in the Administrative Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal and the North Carolina Law Review. Simon’s most recent scholarship addresses the intersection between mass torts and bankruptcy, including an article on non-debtor relief in Chapter 11 forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. She has assisted academics, judges, members of Congress and many other stakeholders on the subject of mass tort bankruptcies, and her commentary in connection with the Purdue Pharma, Boy Scouts of America and USA Gymnastics bankruptcies has appeared in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, NPR and Reuters. 

Before coming to UGA in 2018, Simon was an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where her practice involved a mix of commercial litigation and corporate restructuring matters. She represented corporations, committees and individuals in state and federal litigation, both in and out of the bankruptcy context. Simon also practiced at a litigation boutique in Chicago, Illinois, and served as a judicial clerk for Judge Beverly B. Martin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Additionally, she taught as an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University College of Law.

Simon earned her law degree magna cum laude from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and obtained her Bachelor of Music magna cum laude and her Master of Education from Vanderbilt University.

She is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where she serves as a member of the ABI Diversity Working Group. She previously served as vice chair and community service co-chair for the Georgia Network of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and as vice president of the board of directors of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation.

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

Bankruptcy Grifters, 131 Yale L.J. 1154 (2022). 

The Settlement Trap, 96 Ind. L.J. 661 (2021). 

The Guardian Trustee in Bankruptcy Courts and Beyond, 98 N.C. L. Rev. 1297 (2020).

Claim Preclusion and the Problem of Fictional Consent, 41 Cardozo L. Rev. 2561 (2020). 

Chapter 11 Shapeshifters, 68 Admin. L. Rev. 233 (2016).