Bankruptcy Litigation

NO CLE - Third Party Litigation Funding and Issues It Creates in Bankruptcy Cases—This Ain't Your Father’s Contingency Fee Arrangement!

The panel will discuss myriad issues (including ethical issues) that have arisen, and will likely arise in the future, as the current trend of third party litigation funding begins to be a more common funding vehicle in bankruptcy cases.

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NO CLE - Evidence and Trial Skills in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

This session will use a common fact pattern and feature demonstrations of arguments and examinations regarding such evidentiary issues as whether a witness may appear by telephone, video or deposition; admissibility of expert testimony on value; whether an expert may rely on the testimony of other experts; when lay witness testimony on value may be admissible; and demonstrations of examinations of experts and nonexperts regarding valuation and other common issues that arise in evidentiary hearings.

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NO CLE - Appeals 101: Practical Tips and Considerations in Bankruptcy Appeals

Considering an appeal? Learn some practical tips and considerations from this panel of experts and judges.

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NO CLE - The Alphabet Soup of Consumer Statutes

FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA, so many letters, so little time. This panel will discuss the litany of statutes designed to protect the consumer that all practitioners that work in the consumer space should be aware of.

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NO CLE - Best Practices for Motion and Brief Drafting

This panel will discuss the best practices for drafting motions and briefs and presenting those filings to the court when they are contested and uncontested. The panelists also will discuss the pitfalls to avoid when drafting motions and briefs and presenting those pleadings to the court.

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NO CLE - Litigation: Expert Cross-Examination Stratego!

Challenging an expert witness requires more than just wondering what questions to ask on cross-examination. Is the expert witness even an expert in the right subject matter? Should the expert be deposed before trial and challenged before he or she takes the stand, or would cross-examination without giving the expert the clues that come with deposition questions present the best opportunity to defuse the weight of the expert’s opinion? How can the trial lawyer prepare for cross-examination of an expert and contain the damage done on direct examination of the expert?

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NO CLE - Detecting Lies: Strategies for Exposing a Deceitful Witness

Poker players look for tells. Polygraphs measure physiological indicators. Movies suggest that there is some magic to looking somebody in the eye. In court, though, judges and lawyers are left to their own devices to determine whether a witness is lying. A clinical psychologist and a former attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will join experienced trial lawyers and judges to discuss lying and the limits of detecting lying, including verbal and nonverbal cues that aid in assessing the credibility of statements.

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NO CLE - Chapter 11 Exit Strategies

How to keep your equity when those about you are losing theirs (and blaming it on you).

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NO CLE - When Cases Collide

This panel discussion will concentrate on issues commonly encountered when a closely held business and its individual owners and related businesses have financial problems, including regarding application of the absolute priority rule/new value exception to individual chapter 11 bankruptcies, conflicts, corporate governance, substantive/procedural consolidation and compensation issues

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NO CLE - Bankruptcy Litigation

This panel will present a fraudulent transfer update and discussion regarding the split
over § 546(e) safe harbors (Physiotherapy, Tribune, Madoff, Meritt Management),
10-year reach-back periods (Kipnis), the reinstatement of unsecured creditors’
intentional fraudulent conveyance claims and the ruling that the intent of the CEO
can be imputed to the company (Lyondell), the finding that substantive consolidation
does not augment the trustee’s § 544(b) avoiding powers by allowing the trustee to

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