Uniform Commercial Code

A joint project of ALI and the Uniform Law Commission, the UCC was promulgated to harmonize the law of commercial transactions.


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In 2019, ALI and the Uniform Law Commission formed a joint committee to review the UCC with a view to recommending amendments or revisions to accommodate emerged and emerging technological developments.

At the 2018 Annual Meeting, the ALI membership approved proposed amendments to Articles 1, 3, 8, and 9. The amendments include a separate draft of revisions to §§ 9-406 and 9-408 on anti-assignment overrides.

All ALI draft approvals are subject to the discussion at the meeting and usual editorial prerogative.


The Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code discourages non-uniform amendments or additions to the UCC by the states, assists in attaining and maintaining uniformity in state statutes governing commercial transactions, and monitors the law of commercial transactions for needed modernization or other improvement.

From time to time, the PEB issues PEB Commentaries to provide guidance in interpreting and resolving issues raised by the UCC. A PEB Commentary on Consignments was issued in January 2019.

The Members Consultative Group (MCG) on Uniform Commercial Code Issues provides input to ALI on UCC-related issues from time to time, such as draft amendments to the UCC, proposed PEB Commentaries and Reports, and projects that may overlap or implicate the UCC.

We anticipate that this MCG will review electronic drafts and submit comments by email or via the ALI website. There may be occasional conference calls, but the MCG probably will not meet in person.

Members Consultative Group
Aviva Abramovsky State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law
Buffalo, NY
Kristen David Adams Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL
José F. Anderson University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Spyridon V. Bazinas Vienna, Austria
Carl S. Bjerre University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, OR
Amelia H. Boss Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Willard L. Boyd III Nyemaster Goode, PC
Des Moines, IA
Thomas J. Buiteweg Hudson Cook, LLP
Ann Arbor, MI
John P. Burton Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
Santa Fe, NM
Peter H. Carson Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
San Francisco, CA
Eric C. Chaffee University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, OH
Sylvia Fung Chin White & Case LLP
New York, NY
Carol L. Chomsky University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
Stephen Yee Chow Hsuanyeh Law Group, PC
Boston, MA
Penelope L. Christophorou Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
Neil B. Cohen Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Leianne S. Crittenden Oracle Corporation
Redwood City, CA
Rueben C. Cásarez Wells Fargo & Co. (Retired)
Houston, TX
Christopher Scott D'Angelo Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Josiah M. Daniel, III Vinson & Elkins LLP (Retired)
Dallas, TX
Christopher R. Drahozal University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, KS
Marek Dubovec Kozolchyk National Law Center (NatLaw)
Tucson, AZ
Richard L. Field Law Office of Richard Field
Cliffside Park, NJ
Michael D. Floyd Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (Retired)
Birmingham, AL
Julia P. Forrester Rogers Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
Mark E. Foster Law Offices of Mark Foster
Ann Arbor, MI
Gregory R. Fox Lane Powell PC
Seattle, WA
David Joel Frisch University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA
Henry D. Gabriel Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
James Gadsden Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
New York, NY
Larry T. Garvin Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Columbus, OH
Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN
Llewellyn Joseph Gibbons University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, OH
Leonard H. Gilbert Holland & Knight LLP
Tampa, FL
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
Sarah Hammer The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Teresa Wilton Harmon Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL
Ben H. Harris, III Jones Walker LLP
Mobile, AL
Stephanie Heller The Clearing House Payments Company LLC
New York, NY
William H. Henning Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
John Francis Hilson University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Christina Michelle Houston DLA Piper US LLP
Wilmington, DE
Sarah Jane Hughes Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
Bloomington, IN
LaShonda A. Hunt U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Howard O. Hunter Singapore Management University Law School
Singapore, Singapore
Thomas H. Jackson University of Rochester (Retired)
Rochester, NY
Melissa B. Jacoby University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
Edward J. Janger Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Christopher A. Jarvinen Berger Singerman LLP
Miami, FL
Emily Kadens Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Chicago, IL
Allan Kanner Kanner & Whiteley, LLC
New Orleans, LA
Robert R. Keatinge Holland & Hart LLP
Denver, CO
Kenneth C. Kettering Columbia Law School
New York, NY
David R. Keyes Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Austin, TX
Nancy S. Kim Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago, IL
Christopher M. Klein U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
Sacramento, CA
Andrew D. Koblenz National Automobile Dealers Association
Tysons, VA
Donald J. Kochan George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Arlington, VA
Michael J. Kramer Noble Circuit Court
Albion, IN
William K. Kroger Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Christina L. Kunz Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Retired)
Saint Paul, MN
Robert M. Lawless University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL
John K. Lawrence Dickinson Wright PLLC
Ann Arbor, MI
Adam J. Levitin Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
John Linarelli Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, NY
Carl H. Lisman Lisman Leckerling, P.C.
Burlington, VT
Lynn M. LoPucki University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Houston Putnam Lowry Ford & Paulekas, LLP
Hartford, CT
Kerry Lynn Macintosh Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA
Ronald J. Mann Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Cathy Lesser Mansfield Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cleveland, OH
Bruce A. Markell Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Chicago, IL
Colin P. Marks St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Jennifer S. Martin St. Thomas University School of Law
Miami Gardens, FL
Michael C. Massengale JAMS
Houston, TX
James R. Maxeiner University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
John T. McGarvey Morgan Pottinger McGarvey
Louisville, KY
James C. McKay, Jr. Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Charles W. Mooney, Jr. University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Juliet M. Moringiello Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Harrisburg, PA
Michael T. Morley Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Daniel R. Murray Jenner & Block, LLP
Chicago, IL
Annette L. Nazareth Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Washington, DC
Christopher K. Odinet University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA
Rafael I. Pardo Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Darrell W. Pierce Dykema Gossett PLLC
Ann Arbor, MI
Thomas E. Plank University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, TN
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Lawrenceville, NJ
Norman M. Powell Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Wilmington, DE
Theresa J. Pulley Radwan Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL
Marie T. Reilly Penn State Law
University Park, PA
Sandra M. Rocks Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
Keith A. Rowley University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
Linda J. Rusch Seattle, WA, USA
Ronald Joseph Scalise, Jr. Tulane University School of Law
New Orleans, LA
Timothy R. Schnabel Uniform Law Commission
Chicago, IL
William H. Schorling Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Philadelphia, PA
Milton R. Schroeder Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Phoenix, AZ
Stephen L. Sepinuck Gonzaga University School of Law
Spokane, WA
Michael N. Simkovic University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Marsha E. Simms Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Bradley Y. Smith Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Edwin E. Smith Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Boston, MA
Lynn A. Soukup Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Washington, DC
H. Mark Stichel Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
Baltimore, MD
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Retired)
New York, NY
Charles J. Tabb University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL
Louise Ellen Teitz Roger Williams University School of Law
Bristol, RI
Anne M. Tucker Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA
Sjef van Erp Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands
Andrew Verstein University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Thomas J. Welsh Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Hartford, CT
Christiane C. Wendehorst University of Vienna, Department of Civil Law
Vienna, Austria
Stephen T. Whelan Blank Rome LLP
New York, NY
Alan M. White City University of New York School of Law
Long Island City, NY
David S. Willenzik Jones Walker LLP (Retired)
New Orleans, LA
Jane K. Winn University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA
William A. Worthington Taylor Book Allen & Morris, LLP
Houston, TX
Candace Zierdt Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL