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Michael St. Patrick Baxter


Current Position

Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tel: 202-662-5164
Fax: 202-778-5164

Class: XV (2004)Circuit: Fourth


Western University, LL.B. (Dean's List) (1979)
Harvard Law School, LL.M. (1983)

Professional Career

Covington & Burling LLP (Washington, DC) (1983-present)
The George Washington University Law School (Washington, DC) (2004-present)
 Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario, Court of Appeals for Ontario (1981-82)


Conferee, National Bankruptcy Conference
Founding Member, International Insolvency Institute
American Bar Association Business Law Section Council (2011-)
American Bar Association, Chair, Business Bankruptcy Committee (2008-11)
Supreme Court of Ontario, Canada, Solicitor and Barrister-at-Law (1981-)
The American Law Institute
National Bankruptcy Conference, Conferee
U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules


"The Scope and Implications of Stern v. Marshall," 131 S. Ct., National Bankruptcy Conference 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Co-author
"The Application of §502(b)(6) to Nontermination Lease Damages: To Cap or Not to Cap?" 83 Am. Bankr. L.J. 111 2009 Author
Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice 3d 2008 Contributing Editor
"Section 363 Sales Free and Clear of Interests: Why the Seventh Circuit Erred in Precision Industries v. Qualitech Steel," 59 Bus. Law. 475 2004 Author
"La Faillite À L'américaine: Une Introduction Au Chapitre 11 De Code Des Faillites Des États-Unis" 2004 Author
"Recent Developments in Executory Contracts," 10 Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice 121 2001 Author


Washington, D.C. SuperLawyer,
Listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers,
Listed in Who's Who in American Law,
Listed in Best Lawyers in America,
Listed in International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers,