Associate Dean for Bankruptcy Studies and Professor of Law
Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Bachelor's Degree, Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University
J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law
LL.M. in Corporation Law, New York University School of Law
Prior to joining the St. John's faculty in 2003, he was the William
P. Boreland Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Law at the
School of Law of the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He has
served as the Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American
Bankruptcy Institute in Washington, D.C., the leading
multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research
and education on matters related to insolvency. Professor Warner
holds an LL.M. in Corporation Law from New York University School
of Law, a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University
School of Law and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Emory
University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Professor Warner has taught a variety of courses in the bankruptcy,
commercial law, and consumer law areas. Prior to joining the St.
John's faculty, he received the University of Missouri's Pierson
Award for Outstanding Teaching in Law and is a multiple recipient
of law school teaching awards at St. John's. Professor Warner is a
regular seminar speaker at professional conferences and has
published numerous articles in the bankruptcy, commercial law and
consumer law areas.
Professor Warner is active in national organizations in the
bankruptcy and insolvency fields. He served as Secretary and a
member of both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee
of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is the former Chair,
former Dean, and a founder of the American Board of Certification,
the only national credentialing body for bankruptcy and creditors'
rights practitioners. He is a Founding Member of the International
Insolvency Institute and a Fellow in the American College of
Bankruptcy. He is a former Director and former Secretary of the
National Association of Consumer Advocates. He also served as Chair
of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on
Post-Graduate Legal Education. Professor Warner serves as Of
Counsel to the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has consulted in
numerous major bankruptcy and consumer law cases, and represented
the bankruptcy trustee before the United States Supreme Court in a
9-0 victory in Fidelity Financial Services, Inc. v. Fink, 522 U.S.