Anthony Casey

Assistant Professor
Law School

Anthony Casey’s research and publications focus on how the law affects the way businesses are structured. Thus he has studied how bankruptcy law affects the incentives of investors and management, and how those incentives are reflected in the capital structure of a firm. In other projects, he is examining how laws relating to intellectual property and human capital affect the legal and economic forms that business enterprises adopt. He is also analyzing the way court procedures (such as evidence rules and court-run auctions in bankruptcy) affect the expectations of investors in business enterprises.

From 2002 to 2003, Casey clerked for then–Chief Judge Joel M. Flaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as an associate in the litigation department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. There his practice focused on transaction and takeover litigation, white collar investigations, and securities litigation. He then moved to Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, where he added the areas of bankruptcy litigation and complex class actions to his practice. He became a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in 2008.

Casey earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002, where he graduated with high honors and received the Olin Prize for the outstanding student in law and economics. He was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. He earned his AB in economics and government from Georgetown University in 1999 (magna cum laude) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Casey joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.

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