Former Union Law Secretary Padam Shri Dr. T K Viswanathan is the key architect of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code as Chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee, which produced the report in this regard. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha Secretariat. A holder of a Masters Degree in Jurisprudence from Madras University, Dr. Viswanathan brings with him rich legal experience, having 5 been Professor at the Madras Law College and Member-Secretary in Law Commission of India from 2003 to 2006. He served as Secretary to the Union Government from April 2000 to October 2003. He was Secretary, Legislative Department, from April 2006 to October 2009.