Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Developments IP and Economic Developments take Center Stage at ABIs Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Developments IP and Economic Developments take Center Stage at ABIs Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

Contact: John Hartgen
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May 27, 2011 Alexandria, Va. -- More than 500 are expected to attend ABI’s 19th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, which will be held Sept. 8-10 at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Vegas. An outstanding faculty of judges, academics and industry professionals will examine timely bankruptcy topics at workshops that include four tracks of concurrent programming: Consumer, Professional Development, Financial Advisors and Chapter 11. The conference allows attendees the opportunity to earn up to 9 CLE/10.5 CPE credit hours, including 2.5/3 hours of ethics.
ABI's popular Great Debates series will once again be featured at the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference. The program will include bankruptcy experts debating the following topics:
·      The “Absolute Priority Rule” is applicable to a chapter 11 plan of reorganization/liquidation for an individual.
·      Third-party releases (or at least very long injunctions) are appropriate provisions in a corporate chapter 11 plan of reorganization/liquidation. 
·      A permissible alternative treatment of a secured creditor’s claim pursuant to Bankruptcy Code §1129(b)(2)(a) pre-empts a secured creditor’s right to credit-bid, pursuant to §363(k), if an asset sale is proposed as part of a debtor’s plan
Sessions at the conference also include:
·      Residential Foreclosures
·      Impact of Supreme Court Cases in Bankruptcy
·      Is Individual Chapter 11 Just a Chapter 13 on Steroids?
·      Ethical Challenges in Representing Committees
·      Rainmaking in the Bankruptcy Arena
·      Financial Statements 101
·      Retention and Compensation Issues in Chapter 11 Cases
·      Distressed Sales and Valuation Methodologies
·      Rights, Roles and Remedial Actions with Respect to Corporate Insiders
·      Getting Crammed Up or Down?
·      Judicial Roundtable
·      Ethics: The Outer Limits of Zealous Advocacy
Program chairs for the conference are Candace C. Carlyon of Shea & Carlyon, Ltd. (Las Vegas), Scott F. Gautier of Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP (Los Angeles) and Jeffrey N. Pomerantz of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (Los Angeles). The Judicial Chair is Bankruptcy Judge Gregg W. Zive (Reno, Nev.), and the sponsorship chair for the conference is Jeff Nerland of CRG Partners Group LLC (Santa Ana, Calif.).
For a complete list of sessions and speakers at the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, please visit
For more information on the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, please call 703-739-0800 or visit   


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 For additional conference information, visit