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Agricultural Bankruptcies, Working with the Russian Judicial System, Convergence of Bankruptcy and Family Law and More to Be Discussed at ABI’s 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference in Denver

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference is set to return to the Four Seasons Hotel Denver Jan. 24-25, 2020. The conference will 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 2020. The conference features 13 panel sessions, including four as part of a separate workshop geared toward consumer practitioners. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will also deliver a special keynote titled, “Protecting the People and the State: Addressing the Opioid Crisis.” Attendees at the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference have the opportunity to earn 10.25/12 hours of CLE/CPE credit and one hour of ethics.

Timely panel sessions include:

  • For the Future: Hot Topics in Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 11 Plan Strategy: Do It Right the First Time
  • Preference, Earmarking and Fraudulent Transfer Law: Making Progress Together for Future Bankruptcies
  • Vote Yourself a Farm: Agriculture Bankruptcy in Chapters 7, 11 and 12
  • Vote for a Better Future: Top 10 Ethics Traps and How to Avoid Them
  • Make Your Assets Count! Vote for a Great Expert and Get Them Qualified with the Court
  • Judges’ Roundtable
  • Get a Fresh Perspective: Special-Purpose Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Insolvencies
  • For Better Government: Working with the Russian Judicial System

The Consumer Workshop track will include the following sessions:

  • Let the Winning Continue: Getting to Confirmation
  • Family First: Bankruptcy and Family Law
  • Cleaning It Up: Messy Chapter 7s
  • It’s About You: Mental Health, Professionalism and Burnout

Judicial Co-Chairs for the 2020 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference are Bankruptcy Judges Kevin R. Anderson (D. Utah; Salt Lake City) and Joseph G. Rosania (D. Colo.; Denver), and program co-chairs are Chad S. Caby of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (Denver) and Gil A. Miller of Rocky Mountain Advisory (Salt Lake City).

If you are a member of the press and would like to attend the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, please contact ABI Public Affairs Officer John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]. For more information about the conference, please click here.


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 11,000 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 For additional conference information, visit