Govt. Claims/Sovereign Immunity

NO CLE - Judicial and Legislative Responses to Puerto Rico’s Struggle to Allocate Scarce Financial Resources Between Bond Debt and Governmental Services

Puerto Rico is burdened by over $70 billion in debt, as well as approximately $35 billion in pension underfunding. Once the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), in early June and the Senate passed it on June 29, 2016, President Obama signed the bill immediately — and just in time to address a $1.9 billion payment that was due on July 1, 2016. PROMESA offers relief to Puerto Rico, its municipalities and municipal agencies following a 10-year economic recession.

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NO CLE - Argentina Debt Crisis and its Implications for Sovereign Debt Restructuring

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NO CLE - When Does Some Federal Interest Require a Different Result? An Essay on the Use and Misuse of Butner v. United States

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NO CLE - Keynote Luncheon Presentation: Gallatin’s Revenge: Sovereign Debt Sustainability and Valuation in the Modern Era

Albert Gallatin was the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1801-1814) and came into office as a professed anti-Federalist, ardent proponent of fiscal responsibility, and vocal opponent of Alexander Hamilton’s financial policies. However, Gallatin failed to accomplish the Jeffersonian objectives of shrinking the national debt and eliminating taxes, as he was forced to finance a war with Great Britain and the purchase of the Louisiana territory. Gallatin also supported the First Bank of the United States and proposed federally financed infrastructure projects.

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NO CLE - The Sovereign Debt Crisis in the Eurozone, One Year On

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NO CLE - The Sovereign Debt Crisis in the Eurozone, One Year On

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