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ABIs Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference on Aug. 22-24 Features Program Tracks on Consumer Chapter 11 and Hot Bankruptcy Topics

Alexandria, Va. – ABI’s popular 21st Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference will be held Aug. 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nev. An outstanding faculty of leading judges, noted academics and prominent industry professionals will present workshops on a variety of topics, and the conference will feature ABI’s popular Great Debates series and a report from the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. Program co-chairs for the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference are Candace C. Carlyon of Shea & Carlyon, Ltd. (Las Vegas) and Scott F. Gautier of Peitzman Weg LLP (Los Angeles). The judicial chair of the conference is Bankruptcy Judge Bruce T. Beesley (D. Nev.; Reno). Timely topics for the panel sessions include: - Judges’ Roundtable Q&A - Ethics: Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable: The Case for Civility Additionally, professionals will present three specialized tracks of concurrent programming. These tracks include Chapter 11, Hot Topics and Consumer. Chapter 11 Track: - The Ins and Outs of DIP Financing: Good Money after Bad (How to Make DIP Financing Better) - Current Developments in Chapter 11 - Being Fair, Equitable and Successful: Advanced Confirmation Issues - 363 Sales: Is the Fast Track the Right One? Hot Topics Series: - Fraud, Clawbacks and Other Aggressive Recovery Tactics - Getting Your Documents and Electronic Data into Evidence - The Value of Valuation Evidence: Strategies for Presenting Your Case on Valuation - Shoulda Woulda Coulda: Lessons in How Things Got Out of Hand and What We Could Have Done Differently Consumer Track: - Individual Chapter 11s - Chapter 13 Roundtable - Current Developments - Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Got Slaughtered: Pre-Bankruptcy Planning and Dischargeability For a list of speakers and additional details about the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/SW13. Press looking to attend the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or jhartgen@abiworld.org to obtain a press pass. ### 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.