Ten years after its implementation, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) continues to reshape the landscape for both consumer and business bankruptcies. Hear an expert panel assess the effects of BAPCPA on financially distressed consumers.
Prof. Lois R. Lupica of the University of Maine School of Law (Portland, Maine) is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of consumer and commercial credit and bankruptcy law. She was the principal investigator for the ABI Endowment’s Consumer Bankruptcy Fee Study, as well as the Consumer Bankruptcy Creditor Distribution Study — landmark research that examined BAPCPA’s changes to Bankruptcy Code, and how those changes have impacted creditors, debtors, trustees and lawyers.
Caralyce M. Lassner is a managing attorney with Acclaim Legal Services PLLC's Warren, Mich., office, where she focuses her practice on representing individual consumers in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. She is a co-chair of ABI’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee.
Joseph S. Rubin of Arnall Golden Gregory is a 20-year public policy veteran, and he focuses his practice on crisis management, technology, financial services, data security, privacy, hospitality industry and government affairs. He served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during development of the law.
Our moderator for the program is Prof. Michelle Harner, professor of law and the director of the Business Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (Baltimore). Prof. Harner is ABI’s Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the Fall 2015 semester and is the Reporter for the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.