Bankruptcy

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34th Annual National CLE Conference®

Bankruptcy Program Agenda

 

Program Chair:

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

 

Agenda

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

3:00-7:00 p.m.

Registration

 

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Social Media — The Benefits and Pitfalls: How to Use It Effectively in Your Practice

Michael P. Richman, Hunton & Williams, New York, NY; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute
Claire Ann Resop, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Madison, WI; Former Board Member – ABI; Past Chair – State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Section

Edward (Ted) Gavin IV, CTP, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE; Vice President – Development, American Bankruptcy Institute

 

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Chapter 9 — Coming to a City Near You

Robert Fishman, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC, Chicago, IL, and Wilmington, DE; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute
Brian Shaw, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC, Chicago, IL;  Past President  – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

 

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Case Law Update – Around the Code in 60 Minutes

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

Louis M. Phillips, Kelly Hart, Baton Rouge, LA, former Bankruptcy Judge (W.D. LA.), Adjunct Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law School
Larry Ahern, Brown & Ahern, ADR & Consulting;  Author – West Exemption Manual,  West Bankruptcy Procedure Manual; Adjunct Professor of Law – Vanderbilt University; St. John’s  University

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.
1111(b) Election – A Straightforward Analysis of This Often Misunderstood But Powerful Tool

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

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

The Honorable Howard Tallman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Plenary Session
Cyberliability: Understanding and Preparing for the Risk
A Panel Presentation By:

Erica Gann Kitaev, JD, CIPP/US, Managing Editor, Privacy & Data Security,  Practical Law,  Thomson Reuters
Paul Karlsgodt, Baker Hostetler, Denver, CO
Samantha Levine, Assistant Vice President, Aon Risk Services, Denver, CO

 

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session – 1 Ethics Credit
An Ethical Hour at the Movies

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

 

6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception

 

 

Friday, January 6, 2017

 

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Retail Bankruptcies — A Crisis in Shopping and Retail Bankruptcies and the Shopping Centers That House Them

Larry Ahern, Brown & Ahern, ADR & Consulting; Author – West Exemption Manual,  West Bankruptcy Procedure Manual; Adjunct Professor of Law – Vanderbilt University; St. John’s University, Brentwood, TN

Jeffrey N. Pomerantz, Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones, Los Angeles, CA, President, American Bankruptcy Institute

Reginald “Reggie” W. Jackson, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP, Columbus, OH, Past President, American Bar Institute

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.

 The Supreme Court in Review: Husky (Fraud Enlarged), Puerto Rico and Structured
 Dismissals

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

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

Larry Ahern, Brown & Ahern, ADR & Consulting; Author – West Exemption Manual,  West Bankruptcy Procedure Manual; Adjunct Professor of Law – Vanderbilt University; St. John’s University, Brentwood, TN

 

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Bankruptcy Malpractice/Trustee and Receiver Bonds – Beware Aggressive Lawyers and Trustees Looking for Assets – 1 Ethics Credit
Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber Swanson, LLP,  Oshkosh, WI, Past President – National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees;  Past Chair, Bankruptcy Section and President-Elect, State Bar of Wisconsin

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

James Cossitt, James H. Cossitt, PC, Kalispell, MT

 

5:30-6:30 p.m.
IP Issues in Bankruptcy — Always Emerging and Complex, But Something All Practitioners Need to Know

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

Jeffrey N. Pomerantz, Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones, Los Angeles, CA, President, American Bankruptcy Institute

Shelly DeRousse, Freeborn & Peters, LLC, Chicago, IL

 

 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

 

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Oil and Gas: The Fractured State of the Industry — Opportunities for Us!

Louis M. Phillips, Kelly Hart, Baton Rouge, LA, former Bankruptcy Judge (W.D. LA.), Adjunct Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law School
Reginald “Reggie” W. Jackson, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP, Columbus, OH, Past President, American Bar Institute

James T. Markus, Markus, Williams, Young & Zimmermann, LLC, Denver, CO; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

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

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Compensation Issues — It’s Always About the Money — And It Seems Harder to Get Paid
Robert Fishman, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC, Chicago, IL, and Wilmington, DE; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute
Shelly DeRousse, Freeborn & Peters, LLC, Chicago, IL

Jeffrey N. Pomerantz, Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones, Los Angeles, CA, President, American Bankruptcy Institute

 

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Duty to Disclose— Ratting on Your Client: An Unpleasant Duty

Edward (Ted) Gavin IV, CTP, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, DE; Vice President – Development, American Bankruptcy Institute

Michael P. Richman, Hunton & Williams, New York, NY; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fraudulent Conveyance Issues – They Never Go Away: What You Should be Looking For

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

James T. Markus, Markus, Williams, Young & Zimmermann, LLC, Denver, CO; Past President – American Bankruptcy Institute

Brian Shaw, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Tobin, LLC, Chicago, IL; Chairperson – American Bankruptcy Institute

 

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

 

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Plenary Session

Evidence, Judicial Holds, and Social Media: How to Advise Your Clients About Their Social Media Use

Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Data Security and Your Ethical Responsibilities: Client Data, Discovery Requests, and Wifi … What Are You Responsible for With Your Data?

Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH

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