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Monday, October 14

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:25-8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Seventh Circuit Case Law Update

Nathan E. Curtis, Moderator

Geraci Law L.L.C.; Chicago

Virginia E. George

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

Hon. Andrea K. McCord

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Bedford

9:45-9:50 a.m.

Break

9:50-11:05 a.m.

Bankruptcy Appeals

Michael Miller, Moderator

The Semrad Law Firm, LLC; Chicago

Hon. Dennis R. Dow

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Mo.); Kansas City

Hon. A. Benjamin Goldgar

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Catherine L. Steege

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

11:05-11:10 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Technology-Related Ethical Issues

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

David P. Leibowitz

Lakelaw; Waukegan, Ill.

Thomas P. O’Hern

ICF International, Inc.; Fairfax, Va.

Savings in a Chapter 13

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.), Moderator

Oak Park, Ill.

John M. Hauber

Office of the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee; Indianapolis

John W. Menn

Steinhilber Swanson LLP; Oshkosh, Wis.

12:10-12:30 p.m.

Grab-n-Go Lunch

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Plenary Session

Update from the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy

Ronald R. Peterson, Moderator

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Ariane Holtschlag

The Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd.; Chicago

Prof. Robert M. Lawless

University of Illinois College of Law; Champaign, Ill.

1:45-2:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

Technology-Related Ethical Issues

Savings in a Chapter 13

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coverage Counsel at § 341 Meetings

Hon. Mary P. Gorman, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Ill.); Springfield

Nathan E. Delman

Horwood, Marcus & Berk, Chartered; Chicago

M. Gretchen Silver

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Judicial Chair

 

Hon. Beth E. Hanan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

Program Chairs

 

Nathan E. Delman

Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered; Chicago

Heather Giannino

Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC; Decatur, Ill.

Planning Committee

 

Hon. Janet S. Baer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Michael C. Burr

Borges and Wu, LLC; Chicago

Hon. James M. Carr

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Indianapolis

Hon. Donald R. Cassling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

A. Stewart Chapman

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Chicago

Nathan E. Curtis

Geraci Law L.L.C.; Chicago

Hon. Catherine J. Furay

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Wis.); Eau Claire

Rebecca R. Garcia

Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Oshkosh, Wis.

Hon. Mary P. Gorman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Ill.); Springfield

E. Philip Groben

Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C.; Chicago

John M. Hauber

Office of the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee; Indianapolis

 

David P. Leibowitz

Lakelaw; Waukegan, Ill.

Hon. Thomas M. Lynch

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Berton J. Maley

Codilis & Associates, P.C.; Burr Ridge, Ill.

Michael Miller

The Semrad Law Firm, LLC; Chicago

Elizabeth Peterson

FactorLaw; Chicago

Ronald R. Peterson

Jenner & Block; Chicago

Brian L. Shaw

Fox Rothschild LLP; Chicago

M. Gretchen Silver

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Chicago

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

Oak Park, Ill.

Barbara L. Yong

Golan Christie Taglia LLP; Chicago

Mark S. Zuckerberg

Bankruptcy Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg, P.C.; Indianapolis

 

Conference Information

Location

The conference will be held at the Jenner & Block Conference Center, located at 353 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Continuing Education Credit*

7.5 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 9 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 7.5 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. New York MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 9 credit hours, of which 7.5 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement, and 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics requirement. 9 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

Financial Hardship

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances with a reduced fee structure upon request and demonstration of need. Persons in need of a registration discount must complete the ABI financial assistance application. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to adonohue@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 23, 2019. No refunds will be granted after September 23, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 23, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

 

Partners

Sponsors

Fox Rothschild LLP Jenner & Block

Exhibitors

CourtCall LLC National Automotive Brokerage Services

For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Allyson Donohue at adonohue@abiworld.org.

 

2019 Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(by 9/13/19)
Regular
(after 9/13/19)

ABI Member
$250
$295
Join and Save*
$400
$445

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $350 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.