S. Todd Brown

man wearing suit and tie, sitting in a room with a painting on a blue wall.

Interim Dean; Professor

Research Focus: Bankruptcy, Mass Tort and Business Law
Links: Curriculum Vita, SSRN

Contact Information

319 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100

Executive Assistant to the Dean: Daniel Ortega

Biography Publications

Professor Brown is interim dean and professor at the School of Law. Brown has served as the school’s vice dean for academic affairs since 2016.

Prior to joining the law school, Professor Brown was the managing partner of a small business, an attorney with WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and Jones Day in Washington and Cleveland, and a Freedman Fellow at Temple University. He teaches bankruptcy, contracts, corporations, torts, mass torts, and related courses at the School of Law.

Brown is a frequent author and lecturer on bankruptcy trusts, chapter 11, complex litigation and mass torts. His scholarship has been cited in a variety of state and federal opinions, and he has testified concerning these issues before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, state legislatures, the ABA Task Force on Asbestos and the Bankruptcy Trusts, and the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Reform Chapter 11. His current research focuses on legal rules concerning corruption, fraud and abuse.

Brown received his J.D. in 1999 from Columbia Law School, where he served as articles editor of the Columbia Business Law Review, and an LL.M. in 2009 from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Prior to law school, he received his B.A. in philosophy, summa cum laude, from Loyola University in New Orleans.