Professional Compensation/Fees

NO CLE - Ethics: The Ever-Changing Landscape

This panel will address issues concerning confidentiality and privileged information, fees, candor in dealings with the court, fairness to opposing counsel, and more, with reference to various Rules of Professional Conduct, including RPCs 1.5, 1.6, 3.3, 3.4 and 8.4.

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NO CLE - Review of the Supreme Court Term, 2014-15

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NO CLE - How to Get Paid: A Cost-Practical Primer

This session includes a review of best practices for obtaining attorneys’ fees and the new CARA form.

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NO CLE - Hot Topics and the Latest and Greatest: Supreme Court and Lower Court Case Law Update

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NO CLE - Cutting-Edge Issues in Retention and Fee Applications

This panel will address disclosure issues relating to disinterestedness, compensation and reimbursement requirements, compensation of fees incurred defending fee applications, and flat-fee arrangements between chapter 7 debtors and counsel, and other issues.

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NO CLE - Very Good Debates

John W. Lucas, Moderator
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; San Francisco
Judicial Debate
Resolved: The “disinterestedness” requirement should be strictly enforced under § 327 (no waivers or ethical walls).
Pro: Hon. Randall L. Dunn
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Or.); Portland
Con: Hon. Madeleine C. Wanslee
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Ariz.); Phoenix
Business Debate
Resolved: Acceleration of a debt obligation under a credit agreement should act to prevent the lender from enforcing a prepayment premium
Pro: Lori Sinanyan
Jones Day; Los Angeles

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NO CLE - Insolvency of Professional Services Firms

The assets of professional services firms ride the proverbial elevator every day. What happens when they stop riding? This session will address the insolvency of professional service firms, including the causes of professional service firm insolvencies, the status of partner capital, and the risks to the professionals who once rode the elevators, including potential preference and fraudulent transfer liability. This program will also review recent cases relating to the “unfinished business” doctrine in the context of law firm insolvencies.

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NO CLE - Keeping Up with the Supremes: Supreme Court Update

This panel will focus on the possible consequences of ASARCO, Wellness, and Bank of America v. Caulkett

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NO CLE - Professional Responsibility and Ethics Issues Arising from Cross-Border Representations in Insolvency Cases

Conflicting ethics and professionalism under different jurisdictions; required disclosures; duties to the various courts; duties to your client; different fiduciary duties; the ethics of insolvency planning and COMI-shifting.

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NO CLE - ABI/TMA Panel: Lawyers and FA's - All for One and One for All

This panel will discuss how lawyers and FAs can work together in creating clear client expectations by defining for the client both the lawyer’s and FA’s work scope. Additionally discussed will be the fee structure involved in the retention of FAs both as company advisors and expert witnesses. Finally, this panel will explain in detail what can be done to make our mutual clients happy with both the lawyers and FAs in the obtained results.

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