Bankruptcy Litigation

Pandemic Pandemonium: Litigating in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 severely impacted the way in which bankruptcy lawyers and judges handle litigation consistent with the needs of distressed companies. Learn what aspects of bankruptcy litigation were affected, procedurally and substantively, and what lessons we took away and are likely to keep for the future of practicing in this unique forum. Hear from experts who were on the bankruptcy front lines about what strategies were affected and in what ways.

$125.00
$125.00

Completing the Case: Your Case Is Done; Now What?

This panel will identify issues that could arise during discharge preparation and immediately post-discharge during your debtor client’s case, including judgment liens, comfort orders, nondischargeable debt, destruction of your client’s file, failure to comply with a Notice of Final Cure, credit report post-discharge and credit repair.

$125.00
$125.00

Financial Expert Presentation: A Virtual Mock Hearing

Sponsored by Williams-Keepers LLC

This panel will present a mock hearing consisting of direct and cross-examination of a financial advisor in connection with a contested chapter 11 confirmation hearing. Panelists will also discuss best practices and strategies for presenting and eliciting testimony in an evidentiary hearing.

$125.00
$125.00

Litigating Common Causes of Action in Bankruptcy

Covering a wide array of bankruptcy litigation matters, this session will focus on issues relating to stay relief, discharge litigation, and post-discharge injunction matters. Evidentiary considerations and standards for relief will be highlighted, along with case law developments and practice tips from the experienced panelists.

$125.00
$125.00

ABI-Live: Midstream Contracts in Chapter 11: Covenants Running with the Land?

Sponsored by ABI's Business Reorganization Committee

Please join us for an overview and discussion of chapter 11 cases addressing the nature and treatment of oil and gas gathering agreements.

$125.00
$125.00
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Racial Disparities in the Bankruptcy System

Presented by the Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference
The panelists will discuss systemic/unconscious bias, defects in the system, and what the bar and the judiciary can do to correct disparate treatment.

$125.00
$125.00

Bankruptcy Time Travel: Can Debtors Obtain Nunc Pro Tunc Relief and Delay Post-Petition Rent Payments into the Future (Pending the Pandemic and Beyond)?

Presented by the Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Litigation Committees
This panel will focus on two important issues that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic: The availability of nunc pro tunc orders in the wake of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico v. Acevedo Feliciano, __ S. Ct. __, No. 18-921, 2020 WL 878715 (Feb. 24, 2020), and the battle between landlords and debtors across the country regarding the deferral of rent pending the pandemic and beyond the period authorized by the Bankruptcy Code.

$125.00
$125.00

Witness Preparation: A Roundtable Discussion

Witness testimony at trial and in depositions is critical to winning. This panel of restructuring/insolvency litigators and expert witnesses will discuss how you prepare your fact and expert witnesses, including how to respond to direct examination, how to respond to personal attacks and lies, how to deal with an aggressive lawyer, how to prep a fact witness versus an expert witness, and how an expert witness should prep an attorney.

$125.00
$125.00

ABI Talks (Insolvency 2020)

Ensuring Conflicts are Transparent in 2020 Hidden conflicts of interest in bankruptcy are a stain on the integrity of the bankruptcy system. What should be done to better police the clear standards of disinterestedness and sanction misconduct?

$125.00
$125.00

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
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