Bankruptcy


36th Annual National CLE & Ski Conference

January 2-6, 2019

The Westin Snowmass Resort, 100 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village, CO 

 

Program Agenda: Bankruptcy

 

Program Chair:

 

Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson, LLP, Oshkosh, WI, Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; Past Chair, Bankruptcy Section and Immediate Past President, State Bar of Wisconsin

 

The Bankruptcy Program for the Law Education Institute is presented in a unique format. The expert panels have a depth of knowledge unsurpassed on the topics that they address. The presentation is in small groups and is very interactive, with many, if not most, of the speakers attending all of the sessions and interacting with panels. Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion, which provides for an educational experience unique to the Law Education Institute.

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

 

3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Registration

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Bodacious Business Case Law Update — The latest developments across a broad spectrum of business bankruptcy case decisions from the past year.

Neil C. Gordon, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLC, Atlanta, GA; Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Shelly DeRousse, Freeborn & Peters, LLC, Chicago, IL; President, Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois, and Co-Chair, Turnaround Management Association Network of Women – Midwest

Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson, LLP,  Oshkosh, WI; Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; Past Chair, Bankruptcy Section and Immediate Past President, State Bar of Wisconsin

 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Sizzling Business Bankruptcy Topics

Fraudulent transfers; the collision of divorce and bankruptcy laws; other hot topics

Ronald R. Peterson, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL; Director and President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Jason S. Brookner, Gray, Reed & McGraw LLP, Dallas, TX; Former Chair – Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

The Fine Print on Loan Documents: Bankruptcy Court Treatment of Lender “Add-Ons:”

Latest developments on the treatment of default interest, prepayment premiums, late fees and attorneys’ fees

David M. Neff, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL; Past Chair – Chicago Bar Association, Bankruptcies and Reorganization Committee

Eric E. Walker, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

The Hidden Minefields for Multi-Entity Chapter 11 Debtors

Independent directors and counsel duties and requirements, non-debtor private equity portfolio management conflicts, ethics and privilege issues

Robert Fishman, Fox Rothschild LLP, Chicago, IL, and Wilmington, DE; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

Michael P. Richman, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Madison, WI; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

4:30- 6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session – Much More Fun with Ethics at the Movies!

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT

 

6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Who Gets the D&O Insurance in Bankruptcy and How? Updates and Developments

Jason S. Brookner, Gray, Reed & McGraw LLP, Dallas, TX; Former Chair – Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section

Robert Fishman, Fox Rothschild LLP, Chicago, IL, and Wilmington, DE; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

New Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Issues:  Transwest and Other Hot Confirmation Topics

Eric E. Walker, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL

David M. Neff, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL; Past Chair – Chicago Bar Association, Bankruptcies and Reorganization Committee

Jeffrey Pomerantz, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, Los Angeles, CA; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

Bonus Plenary Session – CTE and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Update and a Litigator’s Protocol

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The Small Business Debtor – Choosing the Right Chapter (11, 12 or 13)

Claire Ann Resop, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Madison, WI; Former Board Member – ABI; Past Chair – State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Section

Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson, LLP,  Oshkosh, WI, Immediate Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; Past Chair,  Bankruptcy Section and Immediate Past President, State Bar of Wisconsin

Ted Gavin, CTP, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE; President – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Consumer Case Law Update – Cases of interest over the last year to keep you up to date and developments in the law in your jurisdiction, with a focus on product liability cases and the latest on discharge and dischargeability

Neil C. Gordon, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLC, Atlanta, GA; Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Claire Ann Resop, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Madison, WI; Former Board Member – ABI; Past Chair – State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy 

 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

 

7:00 –8:00 a.m.

Retail and Healthcare Bankruptcies – the latest developments

Shelly DeRousse, Freeborn & Peters, LLC, Chicago, IL, President, Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois, and Co-Chair, Turnaround Management Association Network of Women – Midwest

Jeffrey Pomerantz, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, Los Angeles, CA; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Solicitation of Clients: Is Rule 7.3 Dead?

Ted Gavin, CTP, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE; President – American Bankruptcy Institute

Michael P. Richman, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Madison, WI; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy – Part I: Patent and trademark litigation collisions with the automatic stay in bankruptcy, and other current and hot issues

Melanie K. Sharp, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE

Sherry D. Coley, Davis Kuelthau, Green Bay, WI

 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy – Part II: Latest developments on the bankruptcy treatment of trademarks, and other hot topics

Ronald R. Peterson, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL; Director and President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Melanie K. Sharp, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE

Sherry D. Coley, Davis Kuelthau, Green Bay, WI

 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

 

Plenary Session

 

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Cyber-Rights and Cyber-Wrongs:  Legal Ethics in a Digital Age

Sherman W. Kahn, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP, New York, NY

Joseph V. DeMarco, DeVore and DeMarco LLP, New York, NY

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