2020, 2020 Insolvency Summit

ABC: Best Behavior, Use of Technology and Other Taboos

ABC sponsored this October 22, 2020, session from the Insolvency 2020 Summit. The expert panel addresses the use of technology by bankruptcy professionals inside and outside of the courtroom. The panel materials include applicable Model Rules of Professional Conduct and feature a section on questionable lawyer behavior. The panelists also suggest best practices for fee applications.

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Views from the Bench: Mass Torts

This panel will focus on the removal and consolidation of tort claims, including those against nondebtors (e.g., Imerys); the aggressive estimation of tort claims for voting purposes (e.g., PG&E and the one-dollar estimation effort); third-party releases (e.g., the effort we are likely to see in BSA to get releases for local councils); channeling injunctions outside of the asbestos context (being used increasingly, but will the bench eventually push back?); the impact of criminal proceedings on a mass tort debtor’s ability to reorganize (e.g., PG&E and some of the pharma cases); the need for m

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Views from the Bench: Sales - Chapter 11 or § 363?

Should § 363 sales occur early in a case? Should the Federal Foreclosure Act be invoked? The panelists will discuss these issues, as well as sales in confirmation; circumstances under which a court may preclude or limit credit bidding under § 363(k); whether to push for dismissal, conversion, or a liquidating trust; mootness and appeals; Rule 9019 settlements combined with sales to make them harder to appeal; whether Fulton will further increase the power of secured creditors; and extraordinary changes in the economy (delay or convert?).

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ABI Talks (Insolvency 2020)

Ensuring Conflicts are Transparent in 2020 Hidden conflicts of interest in bankruptcy are a stain on the integrity of the bankruptcy system. What should be done to better police the clear standards of disinterestedness and sanction misconduct?

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ABI: Bankruptcy Issues Related to PPP Loans and Other Pandemic Governmental Lending Programs

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ABI: Anatomy of a Virtual Trial: A How-To Guide to Trials in the Age of COVID-19

With courthouses shutting their doors due to COVID-19, trials across the country have been put in an indefinite holding pattern. Certain state and federal courts, bar organizations and private groups have begun pilot-testing courtroom innovations, procedural reforms and presentation technologies to convert jury and bench trials into an online format. This session will address the bench's and bar’s current conversation on if, how and when to conduct trials online. Particular emphasis will be paid to testimonial, documentary and legal decision-making issues germane to bankruptcy trials.

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ABI: Force Majeure and Business-Interruption Insurance

You learned about it in law school, but have never seen it since. In light of the COVID-19 effects on business operations, this panel will discuss the general applicability of force majeure provisions in contracts, how they excuse or suspend performance, and exceptions to a boilerplate contract provision that we rarely see enforced until recently. The panel will also discuss business interruption insurance in the context of the Pandemic.

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ABI: Municipal Insolvency in the Time of COVID-19

Shutdown orders, shuttered industries and an uncertain future due to COVID-19 have left many municipalities with a diminishing revenue base and significantly increasing costs as they strive to protect the health and safety of their residents. The era of COVID-19 is also the era of protests and renewed demands for racial justice in small and larger cities, historic wildfires and weather events due to climate change, and economic-relief packages in Congress at a stalemate as we approach the November election.

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ABI: Next Big Wave of Chapter 11s: Corporate Real Estate

Most office employees have been working from home throughout the pandemic, and businesses are increasingly realizing that office space is not as essential as once thought. In addition, retailers are closing their doors permanently or shifting exclusively to online sales. Can corporate real estate survive or reinvent itself?

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