Professor Charles W. Mooney, Jr.

Advisory Council Member

Phone: 215.898.6075

Mr. Charles W. Mooney, Jr. is the Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.A. (high honors) 1969) and the Harvard Law School (J.D. (cum laude) 1972). He was Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center for the Fall, 1993 term, and was Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law for the Fall 2000 term. Professor Mooney served as Interim Dean (1999-2000) and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1998-2000) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate for the 2004-05 academic year.

Charles Mooney Jr. is a leading legal scholar in the fields of commercial law and bankruptcy law. His book Security Interests in Personal Property (with S. HARRIS, Foundation Press, 2d ed. 1992; Supp. 1999; 3d ed. 2000; 4th ed. 2006; 5th ed. 2011; 6th ed. 2015) is a widely adopted text used in law schools around the United States. Mooney was honored for his contributions to the uniform law process by the Oklahoma City School of Law and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. 

Until 1986 Professor Mooney was a partner of Shearman & Sterling in New York City, where he specialized in private financing transactions and banking law. Prior to 1981, Professor Mooney practiced law in Oklahoma City with the firm of Crowe & Dunlevy.

Professor Mooney is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in the areas of commercial, debtor-creditor, and bankruptcy law. He is a member of The American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys, and a fellow of The American College of Bankruptcy.

He has been and continues to be involved in many law-reform efforts on the state, federal, and international levels. He was a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Federal Advisory Committee on Market Transactions (appointed by the S.E.C., 1991-1997), and was a co- reporter for the Drafting Committee on the Revision of U.C.C. Article 9 (Secured Transactions). Professor Mooney also served as a United States Delegate and Position Coordinator, International Institute for the Unification of Private International Law (UNIDROIT), Draft Convention on Security Interests in International Mobile Equipment, and also served in those capacities at the Diplomatic Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, that completed the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol on Aircraft Equipment. Professor.

He teaches in the areas of commercial, debtor-creditor, bankruptcy, and real property law and he is the author of books, chapters, articles, and other materials in the commercial law field.

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