Nancy B. Rapoport
Nancy Rapoport's specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, higher education governance, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture. Among her published works are Enron and Other Corporate Fiascos: The Corporate Scandal Reader 2d (Nancy B. Rapoport, Jeffrey D. Van Niel & Bala G. Dharan, eds.), which addresses the question of why we never seem to learn from prior corporate scandals, and Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam, co-authored with Jeffrey D. Van Niel (Aspen Publishers, 2010).
She is admitted to the bars of the states of California, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, and Nevada and of the United States Supreme Court. In 2001, she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and in 2002, she received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Rice University. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. She currently serves as the dean of faculty of the American Board of Certification, the entity that develops, grades, and certifies lawyers for specialties in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.
She has also appeared in the Academy Award-nominated movie, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia Pictures, 2005) (as herself).
In her spare time, she competes, pro-am, in American Rhythm and American Smooth ballroom dancing with her teacher, Sergei Shapoval. Currently, she is ranked 4th in the country in two of her ballroom categories.