Municipal Bankruptcy

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 - Committee Educational Session: Public Pensions in Bankruptcy: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?

Labor & Employment/Financial Advisors & Investment Banking/Legislation Committees: This panel will address public pension law, including their financial magnitude, and will focus on a number of timely current issues ranging from constitutional matters to state authorization, § 903 and 904 concerns, and relevant legislation. The panelists will draw upon their recent experiences, particularly from municipal bankruptcy cases, to highlight key themes and provide relevant insights.

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NO CLE - What’s Happening in Your City? Recent (and Future?) Developments in Municipal Bankruptcies

Municipal bankruptcy has moved to the forefront of the restructuring world; every day seems to bring a new filing or precedent. A battle-tested group of restructuring professionals on the front lines of municipal bankruptcy will provide a “back to basics” look at chapter 9 and will discuss recent developments and future trends in municipal bankruptcies, as well as their role and place in the world of restructuring professionals.

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NO CLE - Municipal Bankruptcies

Municipal bankruptcies are on the rise. This panel will discuss chapter 9 issues, including eligibility to file, recent developments, plan confirmation and cramdown issues, case-management issues, municipal bondholder claims, labor and pension issues, the role of mediation, alternatives to chapter 9, and the Detroit, Stockton, San Bernardino and Harrisburg municipal cases.

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NO CLE - Municipal Bankruptcies: Lessons from the Front Lines

Chapter 9 poses difficult challenges, in no small part because the relatively limited body of case law provides courts and litigants with insufficient guidance. The panelists will draw upon their insight and experience to discuss some of the most interesting current issues, including the use of chapter 9 eligibility litigation for tactical objectives, the adjudication of plan confirmation issues, the challenges of pension fund restructuring, and the role of mediation in municipality cases.

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NO CLE - Very Good Debates

Judicial Debate
RESOLVED: Bankruptcy Code section 307 and the corresponding Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure should be amended to permit the Court to limit the role of the United States Trustee in corporate chapter 11 cases for cause upon motion of an Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in the case.

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NO CLE - Municipal Bankruptcies, Insolvencies and Restructurings

Challenges posed by lack of precedent on cramdown, good faith, etc.; recent developments/precedents arising out of Vallejo, Stockton, Central Falls, Jefferson County, etc.; labor, pension and OPEB issues (who owns pension plans and assets?); general obligations vs. dedicated revenues vs.

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NO CLE - Committee Educational Sessions - Bankruptcy Litigation/Financial Advisors and Investment Banking

Municipal Meltdown: Emergency Managers, Receiverships and Other State Law Options for Addressing Municipal Distress

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NO CLE - Business Track - Municipal Bankruptcies

Industry leaders will address hot topics arising in Municipal Bankruptcies including eligibility and confirmation issues, challenges facing financial advisors to Chapter 9 debtors, the latest and greatest on the extent of Bankruptcy Court power under sections 903 and 904, special revenues and appellate procedural hurdles. The panel will also discuss the future of Chapter 9.

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NO CLE - The Restructuring Challenge of a Lifetime

Luncheon Keynote at the Annual Spring Meeting

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