Daniel (Dan) Keating

Tyrrell Williams Professor of Law


B.A., 1983, Monmouth College
J.D., 1986, University of Chicago

Curriculum Vitae




Andrea Donze - (314) 935-6422

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6481
Email: keating@wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 465

Courses Taught

Commercial Law
Reorganization Seminar
UCC Article 2


Dan Keating is a nationally known expert in bankruptcy, commercial law, and UCC Article 2. The author of two casebooks on commercial law, as well as a treatise on the employment law implications of bankruptcy, he has written extensively on such issues as bankruptcy reform, the implication of bankruptcy on collective bargaining agreements, pension insurance, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). His scholarship also has covered the subject of sales law and practice. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Throughout his career, he has given extensive service to the Association of American Law Schools, including chairing several committees. At the law school, Professor Keating has served three times as interim dean, as well as vice dean and associate dean. He is the recipient of a Founder's Day Distinguished Faculty Award and the law school's Outstanding Professor Award. In addition to his scholarship, service, and teaching, Professor Keating is a frequent speaker and panelist, making presentations to the American Bankruptcy Institute, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the UCC Institute, and various academic conferences. Before joining the faculty, he was a John Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago and practiced law for two years as a commercial attorney with The First National Bank of Chicago.

Representative Publications


  • Commercial Law: A Systems Approach (casebook) (Aspen 6th edition 2016) (with LoPucki, Warren, Mann and Lawless)
  • Sales: A Systems Approach, (Aspen 6th edition 2016)

Recent Scholarship

  • "Ten Lessons for Congress to Ponder About the Labor/Bankruptcy Intersection," 22 American Bankruptcy Intitute Law Review 35 (2014)
  • "RadLAX Revisited: A Routine Case of Statutory Interpretation or a Sub Rosa Preservation of Bankruptcy Law's Great Compromise?" 20 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 465 (2012)
  • "From 'Fair Driving' to 'Fair Discharging': Racially Discriminatory Outcomes in Common Consumer Transactions," 20 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 701 (2012) (symposium issue)
  • "Transforming a Non-Claim Into a Claim: ยง 1114 and the Curious Case of In re Visteon," 85 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 1 (2011)
  • "Examining UCC Title Battles Through a Torts Lens," 2011 Utah Law Review 255
  • "Automobile Bankruptcies, Retiree Benefits, and the Futility of Springing Priorities in Chapter 11 Reorganizations," 96 Iowa Law Review 261 (2010)