Bankruptcy Battleground West

March 27 | Beverly Hills, CA

ABI’s Bankruptcy Battleground West Advisory Board invites you to enrich your practice and make new connections at one of the leading insolvency events of the Southern California region.

Conference highlights include:

  • Annual “Crossfire” session tackling three “hot” bankruptcy issues
  • Cryptocurrency bankruptcies
  • Lender-on-lender violence
  • Bankruptcy judges representing Central and Southern California courts
  • And much more!

Save your spot today, and we’ll see you March 27!

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  • Breakfast and Registration

  • Welcome by Conference Leadership

  • Tales from the Crypto: How Scary Is It Going to Get?

    This panel will discuss the fallout from the recent “crypto winter,” and what it means for bankruptcy practitioners and their clients, both legally and practically. The panelists will focus on recent developments in major crypto bankruptcy cases, take a look at what is next for restructurings in the crypto industry and regulatory issues, and provide practical tips for lawyers and clients when engaging with crypto companies.

  • Break

  • I Got J-Crewed: Lender-on-Lender Violence

    This panel will discuss how secured creditors can inadvertently find themselves junior in priority, diminishing the value of their loans, and how they can protect themselves.

  • Current Events with Bill Rochelle (and Guests!)

    ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle will lead a discussion with regional bankruptcy judges on insolvency's most talked-about current events and controversial opinions.

  • Break

  • The “F” Word, from the False Claims Act to Ponzi Schemes: Practical Tips for Identifying and Efficiently Addressing Fraud in Bankruptcy Cases (and Beyond)

  • Break

  • Crossfire

    This panel will be conducted in the format of the TV show “Crossfire” and will address three “hot” or “interesting” bankruptcy issues that are not being covered in the other sessions. At the conclusion of each discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to vote on how they believe the issue should be resolved.





  • Reception

  • Partners


The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

ABI has not reserved a block of rooms for this conference.

(after 3/10/23)
Registration Rates
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* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $425 value! Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership-renewal fee on the online form. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.

In-Person Attendee Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by March 6, 2023. No refunds will be granted after March 6, but substitutions will be allowed. After March 6, 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. Customers who fail to attend without providing notice will be charged the total fee of the conference for which they have registered.

Financial Hardship Statement

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 on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. 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 at least a 50% reduction in the registration fee. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].


Judicial Chair

Advisory Board

Approximately 6.5 hours of total CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.8 hours of total CLE credit 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.

The American Bankruptcy Institute 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 for Group Live (live in-person) programs . State boards of accountancy have 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:

  • Recommended CPE Credits and Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Program attendees can earn up to 7.5 CPE credits.
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advanced preparation: none
  • Program Level: intermediate
  • Delivery Method: Group Live

If recorded sessions are offered: CPE credit is available for live sessions only. CPE Credit is not available for recorded versions of live sessions.

How to request CPE credit: To request CPE credit for your participation (and obtain a certificate of completion), you will need to complete an ABI Attendance Affidavit. Attendance Affidavits are available at the end of the entire conference, after we have verified your attendance. To receive CPE credit, please click"+ Add Accrediting Agency" and select NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy).

NOTE: All attendees seeking CPE credit must sign in and sign out. You may only claim credit for sessions within the period between your sign-in and sign-out: credit will be adjusted or modified accordingly.

You will receive a personalized link to submit your Attendance Affidavit via email within 7 business days of the last day of the conference.

* 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. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many state boards of accountancy are providing flexibility in the instructional delivery method and allowing for Group Live-approved providers to issue credits for Group Live Internet-Based vended programs. Kansas does not allow for this flexibility, and waiver requests are pending with Iowa and North Dakota. All other state boards of accountancy have noted their flexibility. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website,