Bankruptcy Litigation

ABI Talks: Coronavirus, Public Perception, and Social Issues

Based on the TED Talks format, this year’s ABI Talks will focus on three discrete issues: (1) the coronavirus, namely the reaction of the market, what industries have been/are going to be hurt the most, and the potential short-term and long-term financial implications of the outbreak, including bringing otherwise-healthy industries into the bankruptcy discussion (such as airlines, oil companies, cruise lines, etc.); (2) the changing public perceptions of bankruptcy, looking at the way history has moved from imprisoning debtors to bankruptcy being such a commonly accepted tool to address debts

$125.00
$125.00

Virtually Effective: Conducting Professional and Persuasive Hearings on Remote Platforms

As Bankruptcy Courts hold hearings across a variety of remote platforms, how can attorneys and other bankruptcy professionals ensure they are most effectively representing their clients? This expert panel will discuss best practices for appearing remotely, offering tips on preparing witnesses for testimony, presenting an effective “virtual” courtroom presence, and maintaining proper courtroom etiquette in the new normal, and will also address several ethics considerations in our new "Virtual" reality. These include:

  • Coaching the witness (or not!)
$125.00
$125.00

ABI-Live: Litigation Finance: Lessons from the Last Financial Crisis for the COVID-19 Downturn

Sponsored by Burford Capital LLC

Hear from leading bankruptcy practitioners on how they used litigation finance, the benefits and potential concerns in litigation and litigation trusts arising from the Great Recession and how litigation finance can be a tool as we confront the economic fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic.

$125.00
$125.00

Admissibility of Electronic Evidence at Trial

This session will feature a mock trial of a fraudulent-transfer case demonstrating email, Facebook, Instagram, smartphone, messaging and metadata issues.

$125.00
$125.00

The Intersection of the Federal Arbitration Act and the Bankruptcy Code: Whose Discretion Is It, and What Does It Mean to the Future of Bankruptcy?

Neither the Bankruptcy Code nor the Bankruptcy Code’s legislative history contains an exception to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). As a result, bankruptcy courts grappling with whether to enforce an arbitration clause in bankruptcy have focused on whether there is an inherent conflict between the Bankruptcy Code and enforcement of arbitration pursuant to the FAA. The determination that arbitration is required could be the death knell for bankruptcy debtors.

$125.00
$125.00

Preparing the Debtor

This session will provide practical tips from professionals — everything a mid-level associate should know about how to prepare a company to file chapter 11, as well as the coordination among advisors that is necessary along the way.

$125.00
$125.00

NO CLE - Fireside Chat

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Young Lawyers Track: How to Prepare for Oral Argument and How to Seek Out Opportunities for the Same

The panelists will provide a practical checklist for preparing — and delivering — effective oral arguments, and will explore which strategies have worked best for them throughout the years, highlight pitfalls to avoid, and provide valuable reminders to practitioners at all levels of experience. Finally, the panelists will respond to questions and offer strategies to help young lawyers seek (and obtain) oral argument opportunities.

$125.00
$125.00

Preparing for an Appeal: How to Prepare at the Trial Level to Ensure a Successful Bankruptcy Appeal

Appeal granted; decision reversed. This panel will offer practical advice and best practices and strategies related to preserving, presenting and winning bankruptcy appeals. The panelists will also discuss some of the most demanding legal and subject-matter challenges confronting appellants as they seek to reverse unfavorable bankruptcy court rulings.

$125.00
$125.00

Evidence, Part IIB: Commercial Workshop on Evidence

This panel will address best practices and evidentiary issues regarding the testimony of experts. The issues will be presented in a mock-examination format with audience participation.

$125.00
$125.00
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