Prof. Mark S. Scarberry, Professor of Law at the Pepperdine University School of Law, will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the Fall 2007 semester. Prof. Scarberry will serve in ABI's Alexandria, Va., office from September to December, assisting ABI with its educational programming and in its role as the authoritative source of bankruptcy information for the Congress, media and public.
Prof. Scarberry’s work focuses on bankruptcy (particularly chapter 11 business reorganization), contracts, legal philosophy and constitutional law (particularly freedom of religion). A member of Pepperdine’s faculty since 1982, Scarberry currently teaches insolvency courses focused on remedies, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, business reorganization in bankruptcy, and mergers and acquisitions. Scarberry's bankruptcy scholarship includes Scarberry, Klee, Newton & Nickles'Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy: Cases and Materials (now in its third edition from Thomson Gale Publishing (2006)).
In addition to teaching and writing, he has prepared training materials and helped attorneys provide pro bono help to low-income consumer bankruptcy debtors as part of the L.A. County Bar Association/Public Counsel Debtor Assistance Project. Prior to joining the faculty at Pepperdine, he practiced law for four years with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue (Los Angeles). Prof. Scarberry received his J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1978 and his A.B. magna cum laude from Occidental College in 1975.