ABIs 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference to Examine Credit-Bidding Ponzi Schemes Health Care Reform and Mortgage Loan Modification Issues

ABIs 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference to Examine Credit-Bidding Ponzi Schemes Health Care Reform and Mortgage Loan Modification Issues

Contact: John Hartgen
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November 3, 2010, 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) 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, set to take place on Jan. 27-28, 2011, 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 10.75/12.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit and 3/3.5 hours of ethics.

The conference will feature two luncheon programs, with ABI past presidents providing their views on current bankruptcy issues and trends on Jan. 27 and Prof.  Kenneth Klee  of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law delivering a keynote on Jan. 28. As the court-appointed examiner to probe the 2007 leveraged buyout purchase by Sam Zell of now-bankrupt Tribune Co., Klee delivered a report in the Tribune case that created shockwaves when it concluded that at least part of the Zell deal was a case of fraudulent conveyance.

Also featured will be a special “Breakfast with the Judges” program on the morning of Jan. 28, during which attendees will be able to hear the perspectives of the eight bankruptcy judges on the conference faculty. The 2011 Conference will also feature a special program by the Mountain/Desert Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

Some of the featured panel sessions include:

•    Successful Credit-Bidding in a Dangerous World (For Lenders, That Is!)
•    Ponzi Schemers and Their Modern-Day Pursuers
•    Where is Health Care Reform Taking Us?
•    Lenders and Distressed Real Estate
•    Circuit Splits, Pending Cases and Confusing Consumer Cases
•    Chasing Down Loan Modifications for Consumers

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

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 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, including sponsors, optional events and rates, can be found at  http://www.abiworld.org/RM11 


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 12,600 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.