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Books

BANKRUPTCY AND THE SUPREME COURT: A TALE OF UNDERENFORCEMENT
(Cambridge U. Press forthcoming 2016).

CHARGING AHEAD: THE GROWTH AND REGULATION OF PAYMENT CARD MARKETS
AROUND THE WORLD
"Winner of 2006 annual book prize from the American College of
Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
"
(Cambridge U. Press 2006).

PAYMENT SYSTEMS AND OTHER FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
(6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2016) (5th ed. 2011; 4th ed. 2008; 3rd ed. 2006;
2nd ed. 2003; 1st ed. 1999).

ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
(4th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2011; 3rd ed. 2008) (2nd ed. 2005; 1st ed. 2002)
(with Jane K. Winn).

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS: A SYSTEMS APPROACH
(6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2016) (5th ed. 2012; 4th ed. 2009; 3rd ed. 2006;
2nd ed. 2003; 1st ed. 1998)
(with Robert M. Lawless, Lynn M. LoPucki, Elizabeth Warren & Daniel Keating).

COMPREHENSIVE COMMERCIAL LAW: STATUTORY SUPPLEMENT
(Wolters Kluwer 2003-2016) (with Elizabeth Warren & Jay Lawrence Westbrook).

Articles

Putting Stored-Value Cards in Their Place, 18 LEWIS & CLARK L. REV., 989 (2014)
(with Liran Haim).
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A Fresh Look at State Asset Protection Trust Statutes, 67 VAND. L. REV., 1741 (2014).
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The Idiosyncrasy of Patent Examiners: The Effects of Experience and Attrition, 92
TEXAS L. REV., 2149 (2014).
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Assessing the Optimism of Payday Loan Borrowers, 21 SUP. CT. ECON. REV., 105
(2013).
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After the Great Recession: Regulating Financial Services for Low- and Middle-Income
Communities,
69 WASH. & LEE L. REV., 729 (2012).
PDF

A New Look at Patent Quality: Relating Patent Prosecution to Validity, 9 JOURNAL OF
EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 1 (2012) (with Marian Underweiser).
Abstract |   PDF

Anticompetitive Regulation in the Payment Card Industry, 7 COMPETITION POLICY
INTERNATIONAL, Autumn 2011, at 44.
Abstract |   PDF

Adopting, Using, and Discarding Paper and Electronic Payment Instruments: Variation
by Age and Race,
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON PUBLIC POLICY, Discussion
Paper No. 11-2 (2011).
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Saving up for Bankruptcy, 98 GEO. L. J., 289 (2010) (with Katherine Porter).
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Making Sense of Nation-Level Bankruptcy Filing Rates, in CONSUMER CREDIT, DEBT AND
BANKRUPTCY: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES (J. Niemi-Kiesiläinen
et al., eds., 2009).
PDF

Patterns of Credit Card Use Among Low- and Moderate-Income Households, in
INSUFFICIENT FUNDS, 257 (M. Barr & R. Blank eds., 2009).
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A Requiem for Sam’s Bank, 83 CHI.-KENT L. REV., 953 (2008).
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Just One Click: The Reality of Internet Retail Contracting, 108 COLUM. L. REV., 984
(2008) (with Travis Siebeneicher).
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The Disputed Quality of Software Patents, 85 WASH. U. L. Rev., 297 (2007)
(with John R. Allison).
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Software Patents, Incumbents, and Entry, 85 TEXAS L. REV., 1579 (2007)
(with John R. Allison & Abe Dunn).
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The Supreme Court, the Solicitor General, and Bankruptcy: BFP v. Resolution Trust
Corporation, in BANKRUPTCY STORIES, 77 (Robert K. Rasmussen ed., 2007).
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Just Until Payday , 54 UCLA L. REV., 855 (2007) (with Jim Hawkins).
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Patents, Venture Capital, and Software Startups, 36 RESEARCH POL'Y, 193 (2007)
(with Thomas W. Sager).
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Bankruptcy Reform and the "Sweat Box" of Credit Card Debt, U. ILL. L. REV., 375 (2007).
Abstract    |    PDF    |    Example

The Commercialization of Open-Source Software: Do Property Rights Still Matter?,
20 HARV. J. L. & TECH., 1 (2006).
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Optimizing Consumer Credit Markets and Bankruptcy Policy, 7 J. THEORETICAL
INQUIRIES IN LAW, 395 (2006).
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"Contracting" for Credit, 104 MICH. L. REV., 899 (2006), excerpted version published in
BOILERPLATE: THE FOUNDATION OF MARKET CONTRACTS, 106 (2007).
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The Promise of Internet Intermediary Liability, 47 William & MARY L. REV., 239 (2005)
(with Seth R. Belzley), updated and abbreviated version published as Emerging
Frameworks for Policing Internet Intermediaries,
J. INTERNET L., Dec. 2006, at 3.
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Making Sense of Payments Policy in the Information Age, 93 GEO. L. J., 633 (2005).
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Do Patents Facilitate Financing in the Software Industry?, 83 TEXAS. L. REV., 961 (2005),
summarized and updted in WORKING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY: INNOVATION POLICY FOR THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY, 295
(Rochelle Dreyfuss, et al., eds., 2009).
Abstract    |    PDF    |    Interviews

An Empirical Investigation of Liquidation Choices of Failed High-Tech Firms, 82
WASH. U. L. Q., 1375 (2004).
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Contracts - Only with Consent, 152 U. PA. L. REV., 1873 (2004).
Abstract   |  PDF

The Rise of State Bankruptcy-Directed Legislation, 25 CARDOZO L. REV., 1805
(2004).
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Regulating Internet Payment Intermediaries, 82 TEXAS L. REV., 681 (2004).
PDF

Credit Cards and Debit Cards in the United States and Japan, 55 VAND. L. REV., 1055
(2002) - shorter version published at 20 MONETARY & ECON. STUDIES, 123 (2002);
excerpted as Credit Cards in the United States and Japan, LAW QUADRANGLE NOTES,
April 2001, at 81.
Abstract    |  PDF

Information Technology and Non-Legal Sanctions in Financing Transactions, 54 VAND.
L. REV., 1627 (2001) - excerpted in Japanese as IT to Yuushi Torihiki ni okeru Ho
ni yoranai Sankushon (Non-Legal Sanctions in IT Finance Transactions),

1193 JURISUTO 72 (2001).
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The Role of Letters of Credit in Payment Transactions, 99 MICH. L. REV., 2494 (2000)
- reprinted at 2001 ANNUAL SURVEY OF LETTER OF CREDIT LAW & PRACTICE, 117;
excerpted versions appear as Discrepancies in Presentations Against Commercial
Letters of Credit,
DOCUMENTARY CREDIT WORLD, Nov./Dec. 2000, at 21; and Point
of View: Ronald J. Mann Wonders Why, in View of High Discrepancy Rates, Business
Continues to Use Letters of Credit,
DOCUMENTARY CREDITS INSIGHT, Winter 2001,
at 3-4; and Just Can't Break the Habit, TRADE & FORFAITING REV., Apr. 2001, at 20-21.
Abstract   |  PDF

Secured Credit and Software Financing, 85 CORNELL L. REV., 134 (1999).
Abstract   |  PDF

Verification Institutions in Financing Transactions, 87 GEO. L. J., 2225
(1999).
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Strategy and Force in the Liquidation of Secured Debt, 96 MICH. L. REV., 159
(1997).
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The Role of Secured Credit in Small-Business Lending, 86 GEO. L. J., 1 (1997)
- reprinted at 40 CORP. PRACTICE COMMENTATOR 81 (1998); excerpted
in LOPUCKI & WARREN, SECURED CREDIT (2nd ed., 1998); included in 10 Best
Corporate and Securities Articles
(selected by Corporate Practice Commentator
for 1998).
Abstract   |  PDF

Searching for Negotiability in Payment and Credit Systems, 44 UCLA L. REV., 951 (1997).
Abstract   |  PDF

Explaining the Pattern of Secured Credit, 110 HARV. L. REV., 625 (1997).
Awarded the 1997-98 Grant Gilmore Award by the American College of
Commercial Finance Lawyers.

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The First Shall Be Last: A Contextual Argument for Abandoning Temporal Rules of
Lien Priority
, 75 TEXAS L. REV., 11 (1996).
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Bankruptcy and the Entitlements of the Government: Whose Money Is It Anyway?,
70 N. Y. U. L. REV., 993 (1995).
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