13 Regional Bankruptcy Judges to Take Part in ABIs 34th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program and Professional Development Workshop in October

13 Regional Bankruptcy Judges to Take Part in ABIs 34th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program and Professional Development Workshop in October

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law have collaborated again to present the 34th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute program on Oct. 16-17. The conference will take place at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., and feature distinguished speakers on current developments, including 13 bankruptcy judges. There will also be a Professional Development Workshop on Oct. 16 at the KCMBA Conference Center featuring breakout sessions specifically designed for professional development for bankruptcy practitioners. The program will also feature “Tales from the Madoff Bankruptcy,” a special lunch keynote by Irving Picard of BakerHostetler (New York), the trustee in the Madoff case. Eric L. Johnson of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Kansas City) and Mark G. Stingley of Bryan Cave LLP (Kansas City) and Ronald S. Weiss of Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman, LC (Kansas City) are the program co-chairs, and Bankruptcy Judge Dennis R. Dow (W.D. Mo.; Kansas City) is the judicial chair. Professional Development sessions include: - Developing a Successful Bankruptcy Practice - Current Business Developments and Trends in Insolvency Practice - Common Mistakes Made in Consumer Cases: A Judicial Perspective - Getting Bang for Your Buck When Engaging Financial Advisors and Expert Witnesses - Training the Senior Partner - Pitfalls and Ethical Dilemmas of a Solo Practice or Small Firm For more information about the Professional Development Workshop, including a list of program speakers, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/MW14/schedule.html The Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute will feature the following breakout sessions: - Great Debates! Consumer, Business and Judicial Debates - Do Hashtags Generate Business? Using Social Media and the Internet to Grow Your Practice (and Maybe Even Go Viral) - Snake Eyes, or 11 the Hard Way: Betting the House in Individual Chapter 11 Cases - Representing Creditors in Wilmington and Manhattan: A Roadmap for the Midwest Practitioner for Litigating in America’s Busiest Bankruptcy Courts - How to Do a Critical Review of Financial Statements and Tax Returns: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Client - This Isn’t Hide and Go Seek: Disclosure Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases - Asset Sale Alternatives in the Health Care Space: § 363 and Beyond - Mock Hearing: “I Don’t Have to Tell You That” — Evidentiary Privileges in Bankruptcy - Consumer Case Law Update from the Court’s Perspective - Business Case Law Update from the Court’s Perspective For more information about the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/MW14/index.htm. If you are a member of the press and would like to attend the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, please contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected] ### ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.