Venue/Jurisdiction

Welcome & Crossover Ethics Topic: Strategies and Risks of Bankruptcy as a Response to State Court Litigation

This session addresses when a bankruptcy court will accept jurisdiction and control of pending state court litigation upon the filing of a bankruptcy case by an involved party. Topics include removal, abstention, stay relief and remand, as well as the strategies and risks of filing bankruptcy in hopes of having a state court action removed to bankruptcy court.

$125.00
$125.00

ABI Talks (Southwest Bankruptcy Conference 2021)

Based on the "Ted Talks" format, presenters will address timely and divisive issues such as rejection of power purchase agreements, the future of oil and gas, venue alternatives and an analytical review of Bankruptcy Appellate Panels reversal and affirmances. 

Nellwyn Voorhies
Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.; New York

Jurisdictional Battle: Bankruptcy Courts vs. FERC in Rejection of Power Purchase Agreements
Theodore E. Tsekerides
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Ninth Circuit as an Alternative to SDNY/Delaware
Tobias S. Keller

$125.00
$125.00

Intersection of State Court Causes of Action in Bankruptcy

State law and bankruptcy law intersect in any number of ways in any given bankruptcy case. This panel will focus on a few of the issues that arise in this context and discuss recent case law, as well as practice tips and strategy.

$125.00
$125.00

We Give a Split! Overview of Circuit Splits on Current Issues

This panel of legal experts will break down topical circuit-level and bankruptcy court rulings that are dividing circuits across the country.

$125.00
$125.00

IWIRC: You Want Me to Do What? The Dilemma of Trying to Interpret and Follow Appellate Precedent

While there can be no doubt under our current system of jurisprudence that lower courts are bound by the published decisions of appellate courts, the question remains: What can a trial court do with broad pronouncements found in an appellate decision based on limited or dissimilar facts? Judge Michael will discuss the dilemma of interpreting and using appellate precedent.

$125.00
$125.00

Judicial Round-and-Round (2020 Virtual Winter Leadership Conference)

In this virtual variation on the in-person format, a nationwide group of distinguished judges will discuss current bankruptcy and practical skills issues in an innovative Zoom-style presentation. The judges will rotate to a new online “room,” allowing participants to maximize their time and gain valuable insights into best practices.

$125.00
$125.00

Hot Topics with Bill Rochelle (2020 Virtual Winter Leadership Conference)

What are the hottest topics in bankruptcy law? This panel of experts, moderated by ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle, will discuss and analyze current business and consumer bankruptcy law cases.

$125.00
$125.00

NO CLE - ABA: Gender & Judging: Does the Gender of the Judge Matter in Bankruptcy Court Adjudications?

For two years this group has studied the influence of a judge’s gender on the processing and outcomes in bankruptcy cases. Leveraging several studies in non-bankruptcy cases on whether gender influences judicial decision making, this study has looked at 837 student loan discharge opinions and compared the outcomes of those cases based on the gender of the judge and the gender of the debtor. The results demonstrate a statistically significant difference in the way men and women decide such cases.

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NO CLE - NAFER: Tribune and Federal Preemption of State Fraudulent Transfer Law

Do the safe harbor provisions of 11 U.S.C. § 546(e) also provide shelter to transferees from state law fraudulent transfer actions in nonbankruptcy courts? Does the doctrine of pre-emption apply to impact litigation outside of bankruptcy court? This panel will review § 546(e) after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Merit Management Corp. LP v. FTI Consulting Inc. After the Merit decision, the Supreme Court sent back the case of In re Tribune Co., fraudulent conveyance litigation that was also pending before the Supreme Court, to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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NO CLE - ABI-Live: Three Recent Bankruptcy Decisions by SCOTUS: What They Mean for Your Practice

The Supreme Court has handed down three rulings during its current term that impact bankruptcy practice:

  • The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on January 14 in Ritzen v. Jackson Machinery that an order denying a motion to modify the automatic stay is a final, appealable order “when the bankruptcy court unreservedly grants or denies relief.”

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