Bankruptcy 2023: Views from the Bench

September 29 | Washington, D.C.

ABI’s Bankruptcy 2023: Views from the Bench program is a unique opportunity for bankruptcy practitioners to hear from more than 20 sitting and retired bankruptcy judges during a full day of high-quality CLE and networking opportunities.

This year’s program highlights include:

  • Getting to Confirmation: Update on Developments
  • Supreme Court Roundup
  • Keynote with Kevyn Orr of Jones Day
  • Great Debates and Ethics
  • and more!

Experience interactive education on important insolvency issues. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Registration and Breakfast with the Judges and Advisory Board

    Sponsored by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP logo
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Getting to Confirmation: Update on Developments

    This session will cover several confirmation hot topics, including the allowance of mass tort issues, equity-linked DIP facilities, Purdue and third-party releases, exclusivity, mootness, good faith and other confirmation issues.

  • Networking Break

    Sponsored by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP logo
  • Sales: § 363 Developments

    This session will cover recent approaches to sales, recent trends in sale cases, the roles of the various constituents in sale cases, biopharmaceutical sales, lease issues and much more.

  • Networking Break

  • Great Debates

    This session will discuss the broader policy debate on the usefulness, functionality and policy issues of examiners and trustees in chapter 11.


    ➤ Bankruptcy examiners drive up the cost of the bankruptcy process and generally do not deliver benefits that justify their expense and distraction.


    ➤ Bankruptcy examiners play an important role in ensuring the integrity of the bankruptcy process and should be appointed more regularly.


    ➤ Typically, it should be the role of an official committee, rather than an examiner, to investigate estate causes of action in circumstances that implicate the debtor’s insiders such that the debtor is conflicted.

  • Luncheon


    Sponsored by BakerHostetler and Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

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    Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones logo
  • Keynote by Kevyn D. Orr


  • Networking Break

  • Supreme Court Roundup

    This panel of leading Supreme Court practitioners will discuss leading cases and different ways of viewing specific problems in bankruptcy vs. appellate courts.

  • Networking Break

    Sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP logo
  • Cross-Border Practice

    This panel will discuss eligibility issues and strategies related to chapters 11 and 15, filing in other jurisdictions, and cases such as Modern Land, Global Cord Blood and Comair Ltd.

  • Networking Break

  • Ethics

    This session will focus on conflict issues, getting retained and paid, and § 327/disclosure issues.

  • Cocktail Reception

  • Partners

Program Location

Jones Day
America’s Square
300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2113

Parking Information

We encourage attendees to take the Metro or a taxi to the program.

Drivers can use the following nearby parking garage:

America’s Square Parking Garage
398-314 1st St NW
Washington, DC 20001

 Regular Rate
(by 9/15/23)
(after 9/15/23)
In-Person Attendee Rates
ABI Member$650
ABI Govt./Nonprofit/Academic Member$445
Join ABI and Save*$1,050
New ABI Govt./Nonprofit/Academic Member*$570
Virtual Attendee Rate
All Attendees$350
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $425 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership-renewal fee.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 8, 2023. No refunds will be granted after September 8, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 8, 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.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at

Judicial Chair

Program Chair

Advisory Board

6 hours of total CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.2 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.2 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. NY MCLE: This transitional and nontransitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 6 credit hours, of which 1 hour of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6 hours, of which 1 hour will apply to ethics.

CLE credit is NOT AVAILABLE for on-demand recorded sessions.


The American Bar Association 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) and Group Internet Based (live webinar) programs. 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:

  • Recommended CPE Credits and Field of Study: Accounting, Specialized Knowledge
  • Program attendees can earn up to 7.2 hours of CPE credit.
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.
  • Advanced preparation: None
  • Program Level: Intermediate
  • Delivery Method: Group Live or Group Internet Based

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

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. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. 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 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].