Professional Compensation/Fees

The Future of the Legal Profession

Is the legal profession’s vision for the law firm of the future already outdated? Can the law firm of today cope with the incredibly dynamic and changing competitive legal services environment, or will it go the way of the dinosaur? Greater and new competition in the forms of artificial intelligence, disruptive technology, the Big Four accounting firms, enlarged in-house legal staffs, and alternative legal service providers are eating law firms’ lunch. Clients are demanding service, efficiency and transparency in a way that puts tremendous pressure on the traditional law firm model.

$25.00
$25.00

Conflict Issues and Getting Paid

This panel will address various ethical issues including conflicts, chapter 7 bundling and payment arrangements, and chapter 11 retention and fee applications. Learn how to identify potential conflicts, and discover strategies to deal with them. The panel will also discuss the negotiation of fee agreements before and the application for payment of fees during bankruptcy cases.

$25.00
$25.00

ABI Talks

Join us for a round of the “ABI Talks,” with speakers focusing on the ABI Consumer Commission, litigation finance in bankruptcy, transfers and more.

$25.00
$25.00

Getting Paid and Avoiding Disgorgement

This panel will focus on carve-out issues, the effects of ASARCO and Baker Botts, and § 506(c) issues. The panel will also address retention issues and administrative insolvency.

$25.00
$25.00

Engaging and Paying Contingency Counsel in Bankruptcy

As the retention of contingency counsel proliferates, stakeholders and their professionals need guidance and creativity in considering the financial arrangements that are negotiated. This panel will focus on ethics and professionalism issues that arise in these retentions, retaining counsel under § 328, how to negotiate and/or determine what compensation is appropriate (20 percent vs. 40 percent), compensation based on case status (e.g., settlement after initial motion practice vs. SJ), hybrid compensation, financing litigation (estate vs. contingency counsel vs.

$25.00
$25.00

Supreme Court Review

A look at the Supreme Court and bankruptcy law, with a focus on recent and pending cases.

$25.00
$25.00

Consumer Workshop I: Litigation on a Budget

This panel will help sort through the following questions: What is needed to prove your facts? How do you find experts on the cheap? Is a deposition necessary? How many witnesses do I really need? How do I minimize the cost of discovery in a small case without jeopardizing my clients’ interests?

$25.00
$25.00

Committee: Privacy And Social Media: How It Can Impact Law Firm Security, Ethics And Compensation

Hosted by the Ethics and Professional Compensation and Commercial and Regulatory Law Committees

Social media and privacy are areas of opportunity — and concern. Today’s law practice requires that care be taken in both areas. This panel will explore the impact of privacy and social media issues on security, ethics and compensation.

$25.00
$25.00

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.

$25.00
$25.00

Case Law and Rules Update

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