ABI Briefing on Capitol Hill to Feature Bankruptcy Judge Addressing Pension Issues in Bankruptcy

ABI Briefing on Capitol Hill to Feature Bankruptcy Judge Addressing Pension Issues in Bankruptcy

Contact: John Hartgen 
(703) 739-0800
[email protected]



June 9, 2006 Alexandria, Va. With congressional conferees continuing to work on pension reform legislation, the American Bankruptcy Institute will hold a briefing on pension issues in bankruptcy on June 12, 2006 at noon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The briefing will feature Bankruptcy Judge Eugene Wedoff, Chief Judge of the Northern District of Illinois and presiding judge over the United Airlines bankruptcy case, speaking on pension issues that arise in large corporate bankruptcies. Judge Wedoff has served as a bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Illinois for over 18 years and is a member of ABI’s Board of Directors. Judge Wedoff was a member of the working group of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules that drafted the means test forms adopted by the Judicial Conference for implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. He has also testified on the new bankruptcy law before the House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.

The briefing will take place at 12:00 p.m. in Room 2226 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of the media interested in attending should contact John Hartgen at 703-739-0800 x115 or by email at [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 11,500 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.