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Post date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the January 2018 edition of the Global Restructuring Review (GRR).

Post date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In December, 2016, the executive committee of ABI’s Board of Directors created the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. The Commission is comprised of seventeen members charged with examining the consumer bankruptcy system and delivering a report in December 2018 with recommended improvements.

Post date: Friday, December 01, 2017

On June 12, 2017, the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution published its “Report of the Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques.” Notably, this report makes no reference to any research on bankruptcy mediation — not even a single study.

Post date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Mediation Committee looks forward to another productive year. Our ABI-published mediation book, Bankruptcy Mediation, is an excellent resource for mediators and representatives of parties in mediation.

Post date: Monday, February 06, 2017

In 2009, I had a summer intern and together we spent the entire summer compiling an outline summarizing the contents of local rules concerning the use of mediation and other ADR processes in bankruptcy courts throughout the nation (I did some other stuff too like having lunch in the park instead of at my desk).  This was long a project on the bucket list of the former ADR Committee of the Ameri


Hon. Louis H. Kornreich (ret.)
Post date: Monday, February 06, 2017

We are pleased to report that many bankruptcy judges responded to our survey on the use of mediation in their courts. The response rate was 26 percent, and we are told this is a very high rate of return. We appreciate the time and effort each of the participating judges expended in this effort and hope you will find this summary of results to be useful.

Post date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Mediation Committee had a tremendous 2016! We strived to continue to provide our members with enlightening and useful substantive information while also offering enjoyable and valuable social and networking opportunities.

Post date: Thursday, October 06, 2016

Mediation is receiving an increasing amount of attention in international commercial matters, including cross-border insolvency and restructurings. The global nature of business enterprises today, with exposure to litigation — and its expense and risk — in more than one forum, is a compelling reason to pursue mediation as a solution to contentious disputes.

Post date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Mediation Committee is pleased to announce a new ABI publication: Bankruptcy Mediation. ABI last published a book about mediation in 2009. Since then, the application of mediation to all aspects of the bankruptcy process has grown exponentially. As of 2016, numerous Bankruptcy Courts have adopted local rules on mediation and many have pre-certified panels of mediators.

Post date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

“In my mind, there was a stigma attached to bankruptcy. Bankruptcy meant weakness, failure . . . that you weren’t able to take care of yourself and your family on your own, as a man,” Jose Miranda told us.

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Thu, 07/28/2016

Authors of the Bankruptcy Litigation Committee's most recent newsletter hosted a call to discuss their topic, mediation of bankruptcy disputes.

Mon, 05/16/2016
During this informative call, the Newsletter Editors for the Mediation and Bankruptcy Litigation committees briefly disucssed the results of their joint survey concerning views about mediation. Ed Dobbs then lead a substansive discussion on mediation ethics. Click here to view the results of the survey and the outline provided by Mr. Dobbs that were published in a recent newsletter. 
Fri, 04/15/2016

War and Peace: Recent Trends and Developments in Bankruptcy Litigation and Mediation

Sat, 04/18/2015

Consumer Mortgage Modification Mediation: A Florida Success Story

Mr. Richard E. Mikels
Co-Chair
Partner
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
780 3rd Ave Fl 34
Wayland MA
10017-2024
(212) 561-7700

Mr. Jerry M. Markowitz
Co-Chair
Shareholder
Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.
9130 S Dadeland Blvd Ste 1800
Miami FL
33156-7858
(305) 670-5000

Hon. Louis H. Kornreich
Newsletter Editor
Of Counsel
Bernstein Shur
100 Middle St PO Box 9729
Bangor ME
04101-4100
(207) 852-1608

Mr. Scott K. Brown
Newsletter Editor
Partner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
201 E Washington St Ste 1200
Phoenix AZ
85004-2595
(602) 262-5321

Ms. Judy W. Weiker
Communications Manager
Principal
Manewitz Weiker Associates, LLC
646 Somerset Dr W
Indianapolis IN
46260-2924
(973) 768-2735

Mr. Donald L. Swanson
Communications Manager
Shareholder
Koley Jessen
1125 S 103rd St Ste 800 One Pacific Place
Omaha NE
68124-1079
(402) 390-9500

Mr. Scott Y. Stuart
Education Director
Owner
Esquify, Inc.
805 W Buckingham Pl # 2W
Chicago IL
60657-2301
(917) 558-6922

Mr. Francis A. Monaco, Jr.
Education Director
Of Counsel
Equity Partners HG
16 N Washington St Ste 102
Easton MD
21601-3196


Mr. Russell M. Blain
Membership Relations Director
Member
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, PA
110 E Madison St Ste 200
Tampa FL
33602-4718
(813) 229-0144

Mr. Christopher M. Candon
Membership Relations Director
Partner
Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green
1000 Elm St Ste 1800 PO Box 3701
Manchester NH
03101-1792
(603) 627-8168

Ms. Leslie Ann Berkoff, Esq.
Special Projects Leader
Partner
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
400 Garden City Plaza Suite 202
Garden City NY
11530
(516) 873-2000 (ex. 243)

Mr. Jacob Aaron Esher
Special Projects Leader
Mediator & Arbitrator
MWI - CBI
10 Liberty Sq Fl 4
Beverly MA
02109-5801
(617) 947-3273

Mr. John G. Loughnane
Special Projects Leader
Member
Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP
155 Seaport Blvd Ste 500 World Trade Center W
Boston MA
02210-2695
(617) 439-2521