28th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards Ceremony and Reception

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28th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards Ceremony and Reception

March 2, 2020 • Gotham Hall • New York, NY

Join nearly 600 leading bankruptcy practitioners and bankruptcy judges from the New York metro region and around the country at the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards Ceremony and Reception in New York City. One of the major social events of the New York area bankruptcy bench and bar, this year’s event promises plenty of informal networking and excitement as we celebrate the next generation of insolvency professionals.

The Gala Awards celebration is the culminating event of the annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John’s University School of Law. More than 60 law school teams participate in the competition each year, making this the largest single-site appellate moot court competition in the nation. ABI’s Endowment provides $12,000 in cash prizes to the top teams and individuals. Learn more about the competition at www.stjohns.edu/law/Duberstein.


Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway
New York, NY 10018


Monday, March 2, 2020
5:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Awards Presentation

Tickets: $300 each


About Gotham Hall:

Originally constructed between 1922 and 1924 as The Greenwich Savings Bank, Gotham Hall was built to serve as the bank’s headquarters, with a prominent midtown address. Featuring an architectural design by York and Sawyer, the intersection of 36th Street and 6th Avenue was met with one of the most impressive spaces Manhattan has ever seen. The interior boasts Corinthian columns, granite walls, marble flooring, inscriptions and antique attributes symbolizing wisdom and commerce, and a domed ceiling with a 3,000-square-foot stained-glass skylight. By 2000, this historical landmark had transitioned into one of the most prestigious places to host a sophisticated affair. Spend some time taking in the building’s stunning architecture and classic character while enjoying cocktails with colleagues at this iconic New York City landmark.


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Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

  • Cullen and Dykman LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Polsinelli

Silver Sponsors

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPBakerHostetler BakerTilly Ballard Spahr Blank Rome Cozen O'Connor DAVIDOFF HUTCHER & CITRON LLP Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC Goldin Associates, LLC Greenberg Traurig Hahn & Hessen McDermott Will Emery McGuireWoods Skadden SSG Capital Advisors, LLC Togut, Segal & Segal LLP Winston & Strawn

Beverage Sponsors

FTI ConsultingGrant Thornton Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Bronze Sponsors

Cohn Reznick
Fox Rothschild

Become a sponsor of the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards event and support tomorrow’s professionals. Available packages are listed below and on the commitment form.

Platinum: $7,500
Exclusive sponsor of gift bag given to all attendees. Includes 6 tickets, full-page program ad and premium firm logo projected on wall at event. Sponsor to provide gift, to be approved by ABI.

Gold: $5,000
Includes 5 tickets, full-page program ad and premium firm logo projected on wall at event.

Beverage: $3,500
Includes 3 tickets, signature drink at event bar and firm logo projected at event.

Silver: $1,500
Includes 2 tickets, half-page program ad and recognition at event.

Bronze: $750
Includes 1 ticket and recognition at event.

For more information on the Gala, please contact Jennifer Guirguis at [email protected].

For more information on sponsorship, please contact Sharisa Sloan at [email protected].

The gala program book will be distributed to all attendees. Congratulate your alma mater, fete a specific team or individual, or show your general support for the talented competitors by purchasing an ad in the commemorative program book.

Full Page $1,000
Half Page $550

Ticket and Ad Package: $3,700
Includes 10 tickets and full-page program ad.

Journal Page Size:
6.5" x 9" with a .0625" border around each ad.

Ad Dimensions:

  • Full-Page Ad: 5.875" (Wide) x 8.375" (High) Live Area
  • Half-Page Ad: 5.875" (Wide) x 4.1875" (High) Live Area

Ad Specifications:
Files should be submitted in the following format:

  • High Resolution (300 dpi)
  • PDF
  • No crop marks or bleeds
  • Please do not e-mail files larger than 6.5 Megabytes (MB)

Due Date for Ad Submissions:
Ads should be submitted to Jennifer Guirguis at [email protected] as soon as possible after purchase. The final deadline for inclusion in the printed program book is Monday, February 10, 2020. No ads can be accepted after this date.

Please contact Jennifer Guirguis at [email protected] to place your program ad order.


Attendee Type


*Rate increases to $350 on day of event.

Moot Court Participants

Preliminary-Round Judge
Team Coach
Student Competitor
Complimentary. You will be registered by ABI staff.

Refund Policy:

We are unable to offer cancellations or refunds for the Duberstein Gala Awards program, but substitutions are welcome. To send a substitute, please do the following: Prior to February 27, 2020, email [email protected] with the name of the guest who will no longer be attending, as well as the new guest’s name. After February 27, 2020: On the day of the event, simply ask your substitute to pick up the name badge of the guest who is not attending, and notify the event staff. The guest will be directed to provide the event staff with their business card, and we will make a replacement name badge at that time.