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Michael H. Reed


Current Position

Troutman Pepper LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
18th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799

Tel: 215-981-4416

Class: V (1994)Circuit: Third


Temple University, B.A. (1969)
Yale University School of Law, J.D. (1972)

Professional Career

Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP (1980-)
Associate, Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz (1972-80)
Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple Law School (1989)
Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School (1983; 85)


American Bar Association, Board of Governors (2005-06)
Pennsylvania Bar Association, President (2004-05)
Pennsylvania Judicial Inquiry and Review Board (1990-93)
Philadelphia Bar Association
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Board of Advisors
Barristers' Association of Philadelphia
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Trustee


"Supreme Court's Recent CERCLA Decision Could Affect Bankruptcy Cases," Amer. Bankr. Inst. J. Oct 2007 Author
"A Measured Response to Critics of Delaware Venue," Amer. Bankr. Inst. J. Apr/May 2007 Co-author
"Insulating Asset Purchasers from Debt Through Bankruptcy Sales," 15 Bankr. L. & Prac. 743 2006
"Successor Liability and Bankruptcy Sales Revisited-A New Paradigm," 61 Bus. Law 179 Nov 2005 Author
"Special Purpose Entities in a Post-Enron World," American Banker Jul-Aug 2003 Co-author
"The Discharge of Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy," 48 Prac Law 33 Oct 2002 Author
"Successor Liability and Bankruptcy Sales," 51 Bus. Law. 653 May 1996 Author
"Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Abstention and Removal Under the New Federal Bankruptcy Law," 56 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 121 1982 Co-author
"Setoff and the New Bankruptcy Act," The Philadelphia Lawyer Dec 1978
Author of materials for various seminars and programs presented by Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PESI, Dickinson Law School, American Bar Association, Law Education Institute Inc. and Midsouth/ Midwest Bankruptcy Institute, University of Kentucky Law School


College of Arts and Sciences of Temple University, Certificate of Honor, Alumnus of the Year (1995),
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Special Achievement Award (1989)
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Inc. Excellence Award (Mar 2003)
Recognized as one of the five leading African-American bankruptcy attorneys in the U.S. in a survey conducted by Black Enterprise Magazine (Nov 2003)
Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, J. Austin Norris Award for distinguished service to the Pennsylvania Bar (Apr 2005)