Professional Compensation/Fees

NO CLE - 19th Annual Great Debates

Jeffrey N. Pomerantz, Moderator
ABI Vice President-Education
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles

Resolved: Curbing pension rights in a chapter 9 case is constitutional.
Con: Babette A. Ceccotti
Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP; New York

Resolved: Committee member fees are not payable as part of a Chapter 11 plan.
Pro: Nan Roberts Eitel
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees; Washington, D.C.
Con: Dennis F. Dunne
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; New York

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NO CLE - Ethics: Chapter 11 Commission Recommendations on Professional Fees and Expenses

Any reform of current chapter 11 practice must account for the prevailing criticism that fees and costs are too high, and do it in a way that focuses on aligning incentives with case efficiency. This panel of Commissioners will discuss recommended reforms that provide for more effective oversight, as well as alternative fee structures consistent with professionals’ ethical obligations under the Code of Professional Responsibility.

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NO CLE - Committee Educ. Session: Bankruptcy Litigation/Ethics & Professional Compensation

Trustee Selection in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases: Who Wins the Battle to Control the Estate?

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NO CLE - Consumer Session : Claims/Attorneys’ Fees/Impound Escrows/FDCPA Issues/Eleventh Circuit Statue of Limitations

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NO CLE - Plenary Session: Great Debates!

Speakers:
Roy S. Kobert, Moderator
GrayRobinson; Orlando
1. Unbundling the Sticks: Can Debtor Counsel Limit Scope of Representation?
PRO: James H. Cossitt
James H. Cossitt, PC; Kalispell, Mont.
CON: Guy G. Gebhardt
Office of the U.S. Trustee; Atlanta

2. Eat Dirt! Can Secured Lenders be Forced to Take Title?
CON: Lynn Welter Sherman
Adams and Reese LLP; Tampa
PRO: Harley E. Riedel
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, PA; Tampa

3. Welcome to the Laundromat! Can 363 Orders Scrub all Future Claims?
PRO: John A. Anthony
Anthony and Partners; Tampa
CON: Elizabeth A. Green

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NO CLE - Distinguished Careers in Bankruptcy Law, a.k.a. “The Crusty/Dusty Panel”

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Final Report on the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11

The Final Report of the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 is the culmination of more than two years of testimony, advisory reports and deliberations. In this 90-minute webinar, several members of the Commission and the official reporter will present the key findings as submitted to Congress. Written materials will be provided.

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NO CLE - How to Make It Rain: Tips from Seasoned Business Developers

A panel of proven rainmakers will share their tips on how restructuring professionals of any age can learn to bring in new business.

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NO CLE - Keynote Presentation: “When Will We All Get Busy Again? The Next Restructuring Wave and the Next Generation of Restructuring Practice”

A timely and wide-ranging keynote discussion among leading professionals, market advisors and educators concerning current and future economic trends, predictions about the high yield and leveraged lending markets going forward and what it all means for restructuring practice in the short and long term.

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NO CLE - How to Stay Relevant and Busy in a Down Market

This panel will focus on the current challenging market for restructuring professionals. The faculty will share their insights into how they have maintained their practices during the current industry downturn and will tackle a broad range of questions and topics, including: What are the reasons for the downturn, and what, if anything, can restructuring professionals do to stem the downturn? How has the downturn impacted competition for clients, and what are some tips for distinguishing yourself?

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