Kenneth Kettering is a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School.
He previously taught at Brooklyn Law School, University of Miami School of Law, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law and New York Law School, and at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. Before joining the academy, he was a partner of Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, now Reed Smith, where his practice centered on sophisticated transactional work, including derivatives and foreign exchange transactions, syndicated lending, highly-leveraged transactions, asset-based lending, structured finance and securitization, and mergers and acquisitions.
While in practice, he served on the Council of the Corporation, banking and business law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and as such had a major role in Pennsylvania law revision efforts relating to commercial and debtor-creditor law. He has been an active participant in numerous law revision efforts at the national level and in several states. He served as reporter for the drafting committee that prepared the 2014 amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (renamed the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act). He is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a member of the American Law Institute.
He has published numerous articles, chiefly on commercial and debtor-creditor law. He authored The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act.
Kettering clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor and Supreme Court co-editor on the Harvard Law Review. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1977.