Nancy B. Rapoport

Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law
Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, Boyd Law School
Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Lee Business School
Expertise: Bankruptcy, Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Law, Ballroom Dancing, UNLV Top Tier Planning

Biography

Nancy Rapoport's specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, higher education governance, law firm behavior, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture. Among her published works are Corporate Scandals and Their Implications 3d (Nancy B. Rapoport and Jeffery D. Van Niel, eds. West Academic 2018), which addresses the question of why we never seem to learn from prior corporate scandals, 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 has served 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.

Rapoport 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. In 2014, she won the national U.S. Open Pro/Am Rising Star American Smooth Competition B Division, and in 2017, she came in 2nd in the “C” Open to the World Pro/Am American Style 9-Dance Championship.

Nancy B. Rapoport In The News

NBC News
April 13, 2021
In the heart of the pandemic, when thousands of the nation’s retail stores were closed, the stationery chain Paper Source paid its top seven executives a combined $1.47 million in bonuses. Now that the company is in bankruptcy, its executives are seeking an additional $1 million in potential bonuses at the same time that many of the vendors it works with — largely greeting card companies run by women — are struggling to be repaid as little as $5,000.
El Tiempo
March 5, 2021
Attorneys working to recover money for victims of arrested attorney Robert Graham want more than half of the funds the trustee has on hand for legal fees, records show.
Las Vegas Review Journal
March 4, 2021
Lawyers working to recover money for the victims of disgraced attorney Robert Graham want more than half of the funds the trustee has on hand for legal fees, records show.
Variety
February 1, 2021
The attorneys and professionals in the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy case have received $26 million in fees thus far, considerably more than the $17.1 million that Harvey Weinstein’s victims will receive.

Articles Featuring Nancy B. Rapoport

Campus News | March 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Campus News | March 12, 2013
Law School ranks 68 out of 194 accredited law schools, climbing 8 spots from last year.
| October 11, 2006
Nancy Rapoport specializes in bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture