Although Congress expanded the power of the bankruptcy courts to decide matters that were “related to” bankruptcy cases four decades ago, the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in Stern and Wellness have created uncertainty about bankruptcy court jurisdiction with which lower courts still struggle, and any litigator handling ancillary matters that relate to bankruptcy estates must understand and analyze jurisdictional strategies for the benefit of their clients. The webinar's panelists will discuss key issues regarding the limitations of bankruptcy jurisdiction, which may include frequently litigated issues concerning “related to” jurisdiction, consent for the bankruptcy court to issue final orders, the bankruptcy court’s power to enjoin litigation against nondebtors, the impact of jury demands, standards and strategies in withdrawing the reference of matters from the district court, and issues concerning the appellate process. Recent case of interest will be discussed.
WEDNESDAY, November 28
1 - 2:15 pm ET
This webinar is free to attend and CLE is available in qualifying states.*
Ethan J. Birnberg
Ballard Spahr LLP
Jeffrey C. Krause
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Joel Alan Gaffney
William F. Davis & Associates, PC
*1 hour of general CLE credit is available in the following pre-approved 60-minute-hour and 50-minute-hour states: AK, AL, AR, CA, DE, GA, IL, MO, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WI and WV. These states follow an approved jurisdiction policy: AZ, CO, CT, NH, NY. ABI will submit attendance to DE, IL, PA, TN and TX; for the remaining jurisdictions, attorneys will need to self-submit. For those jurisdictions not listed, ABI will issue certificates for attorneys to self-submit for approval. ABI charges an administrative fee of $5 for Members and $25 for non-members upon requesting CLE credit for this program.
Further details will be provided the day of the event.