Venue/Jurisdiction

NO CLE - Why Not Here? An Examination of Why More Chapter 11 Business Cases Aren’t Filed in the Southeast

This panel will examine the factors considered by debtors and their advisors when determining where to file a large chapter 11 business case, and the occasional efforts to have the case transferred to a venue that is arguably more convenient to creditors, employees and/or shareholders. The panel will also discuss the pending legislation known as the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018 (S. 2282) — as well as the arguments both supporting and opposing its passage.

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NO CLE - Chapter 13 Hot Topics

This panel will address numerous chapter 13 hot topics, such as the use of the national plan, modified national plan and local plans, the treatment of special claims in plans, end-of-case issues, the modification of plans and related topics.

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NO CLE - Intersection of Bankruptcy Court and State Court

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NO CLE - A Tale of Two Business Courts

This panel will discuss the similarities and differences of judicial approaches in Delaware’s two most prominent business courts: Chancery and Bankruptcy. The panelists will discuss how the different courts approach their reviews of transactions and the statutory interpretations for two statute-driven practices, and how an appellate court views the two courts.

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NO CLE - Interaction Between State and Bankruptcy Courts

This session will feature a discussion regarding the various bear traps and pitfalls of dealing with nonbankruptcy-related claims in the bankruptcy context. Issues will include how to avoid the bankruptcy court from dismissing your claim, the reasons that you would be estopped from challenging a claim, and when you should ask for relief to return to state court.

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NO CLE - What’s Your Favorite? Supreme Court Decisions that Will Impact (and Already Have Impacted) Bankruptcy Practice

A panel of judges, academics and Supreme Court practitioners will lead a discussion regarding the 2016-17 Supreme Court decisions of note for insolvency practitioners, as well as the high court’s most impactful, interesting or problematic decisions on bankruptcy practice to date. Amendments to Rule 37(e) (in effect since December 2015), as well as courts’ and litigants’ experiences with amended Rule 37(e), will also be discussed.

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NO CLE - Appealing Positions: Everything You Need to Know about Appeals

This panel will explore the nuts and bolts of bankruptcy appeals, taking into account the needs of one’s clients, examining the do’s and don’ts for an effective appeal, discussing the differences of appealing to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel versus electing to proceed before the district court, the limits of appellate jurisdiction over interlocutory appeals, and addressing strategies for a successful appeal.

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NO CLE - How to Argue Bankruptcy Issues to Courts of General Jurisdiction

This session will provide guidance on how to frame your argument, avoid jargon, provide the appropriate statutory framework and strengthen your case when presenting arguments before nonbankruptcy judges.

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NO CLE - What Do Clients Really Want? (Consumer Cross-Over Panel)

This panel will include individuals from various business sectors discussing how they select counsel and what they expect from their counsel during the representation.

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NO CLE - Bankruptcy Judge Squares: The Supreme Court Edition

Join in the fun with ABI’s rendition of the American classic game show “Hollywood Squares,” where some of your favorite celebrity bankruptcy judges serve up a smorgasbord of dubious and comical answers to help contestants forge a winning tic-tac-toe. And you will learn something about bankruptcy law, too!

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