2021 Commercial Law Developments
Steven O. Weise, Teresa Wilton Harmon, John F. Hilson, Stephen L. Sepinuck, Edwin E. Smith, and Lynn A. Soukup
Steve Weise is co-chair of the American Law Institute – European Law Institute Principles for a Data Economy Project, member of the the American Law Institute – Uniform Law Commission Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the Council of the American Law Institute, and the American Law Institute – Uniform Law Commission Joint Study Committee on UCC and Emerging Technologies. He was a member of the Drafting Committee for Article 9 of the UCC. He is the ABA’s Representative to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Security Interests. He was the Chair of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). Education: Yale University (B.A., 1971); University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1974).
Teresa Wilton Harmon is the managing partner of Sidley’s Chicago office and a partner in the firm’s Global Finance practice area, focusing on financial transactions and commercial law. Her financial transactions experience includes secured and unsecured loans, workouts and restructurings, structured finance, securitization and fintech.
Stephen L. Sepinuck is a Professor at Gonzaga University School of Law, where he teaches courses on contracts, commercial law, and transactional practice. He is also the Executive Director of the Commercial Law Amicus Initiative, which serves as amicus curiae in commercial law cases, and the Associate Reporter for the Drafting Committee on the UCC and Emerging Technologies.