David Skeel is the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the author of Icarus in the Boardroom (Oxford, 2005) and Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton, 2001), as well as numerous articles and other publications. He has been interviewed on The News Hour, Nightline, Chris Matthews’ Hardball (MSNBC), National Public Radio, and Marketplace, among others, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other newspapers and magazines. Skeel has twice received the Harvey Levin award for outstanding teaching, as selected by a vote of the graduating class, and has also received the University’s Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. He is also on the federal government’s Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, having been appointed by Pres. Obama in 2016, because of his expertise on the solvency and bankruptcy of states and nation-states. In addition to bankruptcy and corporate law, Skeel also writes on sovereign debt, Christianity and law, and poetry and the law, and is an elder at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. His newest book, True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of A Complex World (IVP) was released in September 2014.