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Juliet M. Moringiello

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Professor of Law


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Phone: 717.541.3917

“No matter their area of practice, lawyers solve problems. One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching is helping students hone the problem solving skills that are so integral to the practice of law.” 

Juliet M. Moringiello has been teaching and writing about bankruptcy law since she arrived at Widener in the 1990s. When the City of Harrisburg fell into financial distress almost 20 years later, Professor Moringiello focused her attention on a topic of great local interest, municipal bankruptcy. She has published several law review articles on the relationship between state and federal approaches to alleviating municipal financial distress, and has been a frequent commentator in the national and international news media about Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and the dismissed bankruptcy filing and subsequent state receivership of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Professor Moringiello is a versatile scholar who writes in the areas of bankruptcy, secured credit, and electronic commerce, and her articles have been published in several top law reviews. In 2010, she served as the Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Professor Moringiello is a leader in the bar on both the national and state levels and has held numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association Business Law Section. She presently serves as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section.

She is deeply involved in law reform work and played a key role in the enactment in Pennsylvania of several revised articles of the Uniform Commercial Code. The Pennsylvania Bar Association recognized her for her law reform work with a Special Achievement Award in 2007. Professor Moringiello is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.  In 2015, she was appointed as a Uniform Law Commissioner for Pennsylvania.

In 2013, the Central Penn Business Journal named Professor Moringiello a “Woman of Influence.”

In 2014, the graduating class honored Professor Moringiello with the Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, and she has received the Douglas E. Ray Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award twice.

  • Property
  • Bankruptcy
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • Seminar on Cities in Crisis

Education

BSFS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
JD, Fordham University School of Law
LLM, Temple University School of Law

Experience

Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow, Temple University School of Law
Associate, Emmet, Marvin & Martin, New York

Bar Admissions

New York
Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Law Institute
Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Member, Publications Board, American Bar Association Section of Business Law
Secretary, Section of Business Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Co-Chair, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Section of Business Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Chair, Task Force for the Enactment of the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act, Pennsylvania Bar Association Section of Business Law
Coordinating Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Advisory Board, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, American Bankruptcy Institute
Founding Member, Dauphin County Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Chair, Georgetown Scholarship Program for East Central Pennsylvania

Selected Media Coverage

Bloomberg Law
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 4/12/18
Justices Weigh Bankruptcy Fallout of Unkept Pledge to Pay Lawyers 

Law360
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 2/16/18
Muni Market Shaken By Puerto Rico Special Revenues Ruling (no link available)

Bloomberg BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 1/22/18
SCOTUS Wades Into Area of Bankruptcy ‘Confusion’

Central Pennsylvania Business Journal
Juliet Moringiello was featured on 8/25/17
Making the Case (Available by subscription only)

The Legal Intelligencer
Juliet Moringiello was mentioned on 7/27/17
Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Juliet M. Moringiello was named chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association business law section

The Wall Street Journal
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 5/4/17
Puerto Rico Somewhat Unique Among U.S. Municipal Bankruptcies (subscription only)

 

Debtwire.com
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 5/1/17
San Bernardino would see little benefit from “Chapter 18” filing

Debtwire
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 8/4/16
Atlantic City's state loan vulnerable to challenges from creditors (subscription only)

Bond Buyer
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 7/12/16
What's Missing in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Law

Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 6/16/16
Congress must step up after Puerto Rico debt law struck down (no link available)

American Bankruptcy Institute
Juliet Moringiello was a guest on a podcast on 5/17/16
The Intersection of Article 9 and Retail Bankruptcy

Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 2/26/16
Municipal bankruptcy expert discusses Puerto Rico’s Chapter 9 case

Debtwire
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 2/25/16
Atlantic City takeover legislation could have consequences for other New Jersey municipalities (no link available)

Bloomberg Business
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 1/22/16
The Case for Allowing U.S. States to Declare Bankruptcy

Debtwire
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 1/14/16
Atlantic City takeover proposal creates uncertainty in event of bankruptcy

Debtwire
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 10/30/15
Restructuring pros debate holding municipal bankruptcy to corporate standards (No link available)

The Burg
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 10/30/15
Collateral Damage: Harrisburg's revolving loan fund was supposed to spark business development. Decades later, the fund is dormant, and the city is still trying to figure out who owes what.

The Street
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 10/5/15
Bankruptcy filing isn't allowed for marijuana business - So now what?

The Deal
Juliet Moringiello, provided expert commentary on 9/2/15
Pot businesses in financial trouble face a hazy future

Debt Wire
Juliet Moringiello, was quoted on 7/27/15
Atlantic City’s emergency management team could be signaling bankruptcy pursuit, experts say (no link available)

Press of Atlantic City
Juliet M. Moringiello, provided expert commentary on 4/27/15
Kevyn Orr leaving role as aide to Atlantic City emergency manager

Bloomberg BRIEF
Juliet Moringiello, featured on 4/23/15
Q and A published in Bloomberg BRIEF: Municipal Market, on the potential for chapter 9 bankruptcy in Puerto Rico and what precedent that might set (No link available)

The Press of Atlantic City
Juliet M. Moringiello, quoted on 3/26/15
The next step for Atlantic City after Lavin’s report: Time will tell

Reuters, WIFC-FM, KWSN-AM, etc.
Juliet Moringiello, quoted on Detroit plan to exit bankruptcy
Instant View: Judge confirms Detroit plan to exit bankruptcy (Reuters on 11/07/14)
Detroit's dash through bankruptcy awaits court nod (WIFC-FM on 11/07/14)
Judge confirms Detroit plan to exit bankruptcy (The Jamestown Sun on 11/07/14)
Detroit's dash through bankruptcy awaits court nod (KWSN-AM on 11/07/14)

Fortune and The Morning Call
Juliet Moringiello, quoted on Detroit bankruptcy
Detroit pensioners approve bankruptcy haircut in landslide (Fortune on 07/22/14)
Detroit workers, retirees give bankruptcy plan a boost (The Morning Call on 07/22/14

Citizens Voice, Standard Speaker, and The Times-Tribune
Juliet Moringiello, provided expert commentary on bankruptcy
Creditors, township, look for MEM missing PPL cash (Citizens Voice on 06/07/14)
Creditors seeking MEM bankruptcy money (Standard Speaker on 06/07/14)
Creditors, township, look for MEM missing PPL cash (The Times-Tribune on 06/07/14)

Reuters, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, etc.
Juliet Moringiello, quoted on Detroit bankruptcy plan
Detroit uses stick and carrot to sell bankruptcy plan (Reuters on 02/26/14)
Detroit Uses Stick and Carrot to Sell Bankruptcy Plan (The New York Times on 02/26/14)
Detroit uses stick and carrot to sell bankruptcy plan (The Morning Call on 02/26/14)
Detroit uses stick and carrot to sell bankruptcy plan (The Baltimore Sun on 02/26/14)

Selected Presentations

Panelist: “Confirmation Issues in Chapter 9,” Campbell Law Review Symposium, One City at a Time: The Role and Increasing Presence of Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcies, Raleigh, NC, October 17, 2014

“The Urban Law of Municipal Insolvency” Fordham Comparative Urban Law Conference, London, England, June 30, 2014

“When Does Some Federal Interest Require a Different Result? The Use and Misuse of Butner v. United States, American Bankruptcy Institute – University of Illinois Symposium on Chapter 11 Reform, Chicago, IL, April 4, 2014

Program Leader: “Municipal Bankruptcy Eligibility and Constitutionality,” Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference 25th Annual Forum, Atlantic City, NJ, January 24, 2014

Panelist, “Things My Ethics Professor Didn’t Tell Me: Top Ethical Pitfalls for the Social Media Age,” American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 10, 2013

Panelist: “Icebergs Ahead! The Impact of State Law Restrictions and Conditions on Municipal Bankruptcies under Chapter 9,” National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 26, 2012

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