Bankruptcy Litigation

NO CLE - Client Perspectives: Advice for Becoming the Next Great Leader

A broad array of potential restructuring clients — private equity, examiners, traditional bank clients, industry clients, etc. — will share their thoughts about best practices, dos and don’ts, and helpful anecdotes. What characteristics distinguish a great bankruptcy or restructuring practitioner? What advice should someone give to younger professionals in the industry who want to be future leaders? What are some examples of the challenging ethical dilemmas that younger professionals face, and how should they be handled?

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NO CLE - Getting Bang for Your Buck When Engaging Financial Advisors and Expert Witnesses

This panel will provide helpful guidelines for creating clear client expectations, adequately defining work scope and managing fees when engaging FAs and expert witnesses. We have all had cases where clients were unhappy because work product didn’t meet expectations or fees were significantly higher than expected. This panel will help the practitioner learn how to use financial professionals more effectively to decrease the risk of having an unhappy client.

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NO CLE - Can I Appeal That?

Do you know the correct procedural answer, and even if the answer is “yes,” can you explain to your client why the practical answer might still be “no”? Corporate bankruptcy attorneys need to understand the procedural and practical effects of a bankruptcy judge’s discretion in key and routine motion practice.

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NO CLE - Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation, Redux: Who’s Suing Whom?

The panel will discuss due diligence requirements before bringing suits, suits or demands made for leverage, asserting claims in excess of estate value, and ethics complaints and litigation advantages.

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NO CLE - Presenting Experts in Bankruptcy Litigation

Contested evidentiary hearings in chapter 11 confirmation battles have one near-constant attribute: They are expert witness-intensive undertakings. Whether relating to the value of a secured lender’s collateral, the appropriate discount rate to be applied in valuing a payment stream provided under a plan, compliance with the best-interests-of-creditors test, feasibility or any number of other potentially contested issues, presenting expert testimony is at least worth considering, if not required.

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NO CLE - ABI Northeast Conference Trial Symposium 2014: Using Available Technologies in Bankruptcy Litigation — From the Basics to the Cutting Edge

Using Available Technologies in Bankruptcy Litigation — From the Basics to the Cutting Edge

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NO CLE - Bankruptcy Litigation Panel

Latest post-petition interest litigation, make-whole payments (School Specialty, AMR), OID, etc. (ResCap, KV Pharma); enforceability of intercreditor agreements; class-action certification in bankruptcy (Rodriguez); settlement payments (Quebecor); post-Stern consent to jurisdiction cases (Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits); § 502(d) disallowance under KB Toys; fraudulent transfer update (Tribune, Sentinel)

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NO CLE - Red Flags: When Your Valuation Expert’s Report Doesn’t Seem Right, What Are Your Options?

After you have found your valuation expert, how do you know that the expert’s report is accurate? This panel will discuss some of the red flags that should cause you to raise some questions with your own expert (or consider asking the other side’s expert in cross-examination), and will discuss how organization might make it easier or harder to catch red flags.

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NO CLE - Discovery and Evidence Issues; Post-Judgment Motions; Appeals and Motions to Stay Pending Appeal; New Local Bankruptcy Rules and Updates

This panel will discuss practice tips during the pre-trial discovery period, as well as during the trial itself, related to the handling of evidence and objections thereto; discuss the proper use of post-judgment motions related to reconsideration and requests to amend findings of fact and conclusions of law; explain the appeals process, including motions for stay pending appeal; and explain certain important local rules, as well as updates that have occurred and those that will be coming.

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NO CLE - Bobsledding: Steering around Prior Bad Actors— Litigation Following Fraud and Other Misconduct

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