Ethics

Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?

This panel discusses attorney’s duty to uphold the law and how bankruptcy counsel must avoid “crossing the line” while representing his client, the result being not just civil, but criminal, liability.

$25.00
$25.00

A Perfect Storm: The Ethical Dilemma of Just Asking to Be Paid

Does an approved fee application shelter counsel from malpractice claims brought by the client? If it does, how do you advise your client about how the application and its approval affects a client’s future claim against you? Does asking for it to be paid pit you against your client and create an unavoidable conflict of interest? Get the tools to navigate these murky ethical considerations.

$25.00
$25.00

ESI and Ethics: How to Avoid Sanctions — and Worse

Emails, text messages, Snapchat: Nobody ever calls anymore. Firing off an email three minutes after somebody made you angry gives rise to any number of issues, one of them being that once the “send” button is hit, electronically stored information (ESI) is created.

$25.00
$25.00

A Perfect Storm: The Ethical Dilemma of Just Asking to Be Paid

Does an approved fee application shelter counsel from malpractice claims brought by the client? If it does, how do you advise your client about how the application and its approval affects a client’s future claim against you? Does asking for it to be paid pit you against your client and create an unavoidable conflict of interest? Get the tools to navigate these murky ethical considerations.

$25.00
$25.00

ABI Talks: Ethics and Bankruptcy Ideas Worth Spreading

Join us for another round of the infamous “ABI Talks,” with speakers focusing on topics only a bankruptcy guru could love, such as whether courts delegate too much authority to trustees, spoliation of evidence and ESI issues, ethical obligations between debtor’s counsel and creditors and trustees to their clients, and more!

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Fraudulent Transfers, Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Workshop

Avoiding being sued along with or in lieu of your client and avoiding ethical violations and malpractice.

$25.00
$25.00

Ethics Panel

What are bankruptcy crimes, what are the duties of the various parties in a case to
investigate and report them, and what are the protections for those who do?
The panelists will discuss actual-intent fraudulent transfers and the crime/fraud exception;
recent cases suggest that a “fraud” that may trigger the crime/fraud exception to
attorney/client privilege and that the work-product doctrine may not be limited to crimes
and serious frauds, but rather may include transactions exhibiting only some “badges of
fraud,” such as fraudulent transfers (Fragin, Husky International).

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$25.00

Ethics: Who’s Your Daddy? Acing Your Fiduciary Duties

It isn’t enough to just be ethical; professionals employed at the bankruptcy estate’s expense have additional responsibilities as well. This panel will explore these additional responsibilities and duties, what they are, and to whom they are or are not owed.

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Hot Topics in Chapter 11

Lien-Perfection Issues; Ethical Considerations for Debtors’ Counsel; Authority to File; Creditor Standing to Prosecute Estate Claims; Cash Collateral/Adequate Protection

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