Professional Compensation/Fees

Committee Educational Session: Ethics/Professional Compensation/Unsecured Trade Creditors

Beware of the Traps: Ethical and Fiduciary Issues for Committee Members and Professionals

$25.00
$25.00

Bankruptcy Judge Squares: The Supreme Court Edition

Join in the fun with ABI’s rendition of the American classic game show “Hollywood Squares,” where some of your favorite celebrity bankruptcy judges serve up a smorgasbord of dubious and comical answers to help contestants forge a winning tic-tac-toe. And you will learn something about bankruptcy law, too!

$25.00
$25.00

A Primer on Dealing with Fee Examiners

You have worked hard, and you are certain that you have brought benefit to your client. Now you need to convince the fee examiner of that. This panel, which features leading fee examiners from throughout the country, will discuss the ins and outs of fee examiner interactions.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Workshop II: The Supreme Court and Consumer Bankruptcy: Unbundling Services and Fee Issues

This panel will focus on recent Supreme Court decisions impacting the consumer world, the unbundling of attorney services, and attorney compensation issues. Supreme Court decisions to be discussed include Wellness, Harris v. Viegelahn, Bank of America v. Caulkett, Baker Botts and Oglethorpe.

$25.00
$25.00

Getting Paid (or Not): Professional Fee Issues

Professional fee issues are always important, both to those who represent estates and those who do not (but sometimes object to the fees of those who do). This panel will discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Baker Botts v. ASARCO, in which the Court answered an intriguing question some bankruptcy lawyers did not realize had been asked: whether counsel for an estate party may recover fees incurred in defending a fee application. The panel will also address continuing issues related to professional fees, including U.S.

$25.00
$25.00

Supreme Court Update: Review of Recent Bankruptcy-Related Decisions

From issues of consent and matters of constitutional authority, to the all-important topic of professionals’ fees, the Supreme Court considered a number of issues critical to restructuring attorneys and advisors in 2015. Our panel of Supreme Court advocates and bankruptcy scholars will weigh in on the Court’s most recent term and provide expert analysis of the Court’s opinions and their applicability to everyday practice.

$25.00
$25.00

Business Development: From Developing a Watch List to Making the Pitch

From developing a watch list to distinguishing your firm in a pitch setting, our panel of experienced business generators will share their best practices and tips.

$25.00
$25.00

Ethics & Professional Compensation/Mediation

Ethical Issues in Professional Fee Disputes: Mediation vs. Litigation

$25.00
$25.00

Understanding the Ethical Limits: Retention Issues

This is the first in our new series on understanding basic ethics concepts. This panel will address the classic conflict problems that exist for business and consumer attorneys when they are retained. More advanced discussion points will focus on representing multiple entities or individuals in cases.

$25.00
$25.00
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