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ABIs 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference to Look at Governments Involvement in Bankruptcy Cases Financing Chapter 11s and Other Recent Developments

Contact: John Hartgen




October 16, 2009, Alexandria, Va. — Examine the lessons learned in both business and consumer bankruptcy cases over the past year and take a look at what trends may lie ahead in 2010 at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, set to take place on Jan. 21-22, 2010 at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver. The Conference will feature 14 panel sessions, including four as part of a separate workshop geared toward consumer practitioners. Attendees at the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference have the opportunity to earn 9.0 hours of CLE credit and 3.0 hours of ethics.

The conference will feature two luncheon programs providing an update on the U.S. Trustee Program and examining the future of the automotive industry and the effects of the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcy cases. Also featured will be a special “Breakfast with the Judges” program on the morning of Jan. 22 in which attendees will be able to hear the perspectives of the eight bankruptcy judges on the conference faculty. The 2010 Conference will also feature a special program by the Mountain/Desert Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

To review a comprehensive schedule of programming and speakers, including the Consumer Bankruptcy Workshop sessions, please click here.

Some of the featured panel sessions include:

  • The Government in Bankruptcy Cases
  • Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Bankruptcy
  • Ponzi Schemes in Bankruptcy
  • Financing Chapter 11s in Today's Economy
  • Real Estate / Developers in Bankruptcy
  • Representing Family-Owned and other Closely Held Businesses
  • Divorce and Bankruptcy
  • Piercing the Veil of Securitization - an Aspect of Home Mortgage Law Reform

The programming co-chairs for the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference are Annette Jarvis of Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Salt Lake City) and Risa Lynn Wolf-Smith of Holland & Hart LLP (Denver). The judicial chair for the conference is Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth E. Brown (D. Colo.; Denver). Click here for a full list of conference advisory board members.

Full information on ABI’s 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, including sponsors, optional events and rates, can be found at


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 nearly 12,300 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 For additional conference information, visit