2019, 2019 Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

NO CLE - Hotcakes and Hot Topics: Judges’ Roundtable Q&A

This panel will feature a roundtable discussion with bankruptcy judges from the Ninth Circuit and across the country, who will share their thoughts and perspectives — and take questions from the audience — on topics of current interest in both business and consumer cases.

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Cannabis and Bankruptcy: The Impermissible Contact High

The relaxation of marijuana statutes in many states may present financial opportunities for investors, with high rates of return and better-paying job opportunities for individuals. As with any emerging industry, consolidation and competition will create winners and losers. Whether investors, landlords, trade vendors and employees involved in the cannabis industry can restructure their debts in bankruptcy court, or even participate in a bankruptcy plan, depends on the extent of their connection to the cannabis industry.

$50.00
$50.00

Best of the Best and Worst of the Worst: Local Rules We Love and Hate

This lively roundtable discussion will focus on adherence to local rules for purposes of malpractice prevention, civility among litigants’ counsel, professional responsibility, and related ethical considerations for practitioners by undertaking a multi-jurisdictional exploration of some of the most well regarded and most reviled local bankruptcy and district court rules, providing attendees with an opportunity to measure particular rules’ efficacy, practical effects and unintended consequences.

$50.00
$50.00

Evidence, Part IIB: Commercial Workshop on Evidence

This panel will address best practices and evidentiary issues regarding the testimony of experts. The issues will be presented in a mock-examination format with audience participation.

$50.00
$50.00

Evidence, Part IIA: Consumer Workshop on Evidence

This panel will address up to 15 thorny evidentiary issues that commonly arise in consumer cases. The issues will be presented to a bankruptcy judge by two expert litigators in a variety of pre-trial and trial scenarios.

$50.00
$50.00

Evidence, Part I: Overview of the Underbrush

This panel will provide an evidence overview and primer to cover the surface issues and underlying basic evidence considerations practitioners should contemplate for their practices.

$50.00
$50.00

Third-Party Litigation Financing

This panel will discuss the use of third-party litigation financing in bankruptcy and in litigation and liquidation trust matters, and will address such issues as the different causes of actions and general characteristics of litigation considered, uses for funds and the general structure of financing, ethical issues concerning the funder relationship, and examples of successful uses of litigation financing — as well as things that can go wrong and how to avoid them.

$50.00
$50.00

Chapter 11 Cases in the Headlines

This panel will discuss several leading bankruptcy cases making the headlines, and some of the issues, decisions and challenges unique to those cases.

$50.00
$50.00

Consumer Cases in the Headlines

$50.00
$50.00
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