Professional Compensation/Fees

NO CLE - Law Firm Bankruptcies 1

Managing law firm failure pre-bankruptcy; partner clawback claims and settlements; fair value and other partner defenses; unfinished-business doctrine (Jewel v. Boxer); partner duties to clients, including treatment of client files; WARN Act issues

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NO CLE - Consumer Class Actions

Consumer Track: Consumer Class Actions

This panel will explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of class actions by debtors/trustees against creditors in chapter 13 cases, which are highlighted by two recent decisions of the Fifth Circuit.

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NO CLE - The Individual Conundrum-Chapter 7, 11 or 13?

Consumer Track: Individual Conundrum—Chapter 7, 11 or 13?

Deciding on the appropriate chapter for an individual contemplating a bankruptcy filing can be daunting. This panel will explore the considerations that guide the practitioner in advising individual clients in making this decision.

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NO CLE - 17th Annual Great Debates

17th Annual Great Debates

Past Presidents’ Debate
Resolved: The Bankruptcy Code should be revised to eliminate a debtor in possession's and trustee's ability to recover preferential transfers.

Judicial Debate
Resolved: A claim against the debtor’s estate, transferred to a third party, should be treated the same as if in the hands of the original holder.

Consumer Debate
Resolved: An attorney in a consumer case should be able to limit the scope of her employment.

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NO CLE - Creditors’ Committees and the Role of Indenture Trustees and Related Issues

Chapter 11 Track: Creditors’ Committees and the Role of Indenture Trustees and Related Issues

This panel will focus on the unique issues facing the indenture trustee when it elects to serve on a creditors’ committee, including how to balance potentially conflicting fiduciary duties, how to get paid, how to navigate through the plan-negotiation process and other similar types of issues.

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NO CLE - Current Issues for Financial Advisors in Bankruptcy Cases

Financial Advisors Track: Current Issues for Financial Advisors in Bankruptcy Cases

This panel will discuss the various governance, operational and quasi-legal issues that financial advisors deal with on a day-to-day basis before, during and after the commencement of a chapter 11 case. Topics will include addressing management fraud, dealing with ERISA/labor/WARN Act/union issues, navigating corporate governance issues, Dodd-Frank compliance, and the state of the law on pursuit of accounting and securities fraud claims.

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NO CLE - Breakfast with the Judges

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NO CLE - Turning Lead into Gold: Mastering the New Guidelines, Conflict and Employment Issues for Estate Professionals

This panel will discuss the qualification and disqualification of the debtor in possession’s professionals and conflicts counsel.

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NO CLE - Ethics: Representation Issues: Don't Gamble With Your Reputation or Getting Paid

This panel will focus on the ethics of limiting the scope of employment as well as attorney's fees in Chapter 7 and how they get paid.

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NO CLE - Hot Issues in Chapter 7 and 13

Hot Issues in Chapter 7 and 13

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