Associate Professor of Law


Professor Jared A. Ellias joined the UC Hastings faculty in the Fall of 2014, after serving as a lecturer and teaching fellow at Stanford Law School. Prior to joining Stanford Law School, Professor Ellias was an associate in private practice at Brown Rudnick LLP in New York, where he represented financial institutions and ad hoc and statutory creditor committees in corporate restructuring transactions, both in and out of bankruptcy court. He has trial experience in the Bankruptcy Courts of the District of Delaware, the Western District of Louisiana and the Southern District of New York.

Professor Ellias’ current research focuses on the governance of large bankrupt firms and the role played by activist investors. He is also studying agency costs in distressed firms more generally. His research interests include corporate bankruptcy, corporate governance, contract law, empirical methods in social science and law and economics.

Professor Ellias received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2008 and his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 2005.



  1. Columbia University School of Law 2008

    (James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), J.D.

  2. University of Michigan 2005

    B.A. (With High Honors and Distinction), Political Science

Selected Scholarship

  1. Do Activist Investors Constrain Managerial Moral Hazard in Chapter 11?: Evidence from Junior Activist Investing 09/2015

    Journal of Legal Analysis

  2. The Shadowy Contours of Bankruptcy Resistant Investments 11/2014

    Columbia Law Review Sidebar


  1. Business Associations & Introduction to Federal Securities
  2. Deals
  3. Bankruptcy