Challenges Related to Bankruptcy Confirmation, Committees, Ethical Considerations and More to Be Discussed at ABI's Views from the Bench Program on Sept. 23

Challenges Related to Bankruptcy Confirmation, Committees, Ethical Considerations and More to Be Discussed at ABI's Views from the Bench Program on Sept. 23

Alexandria, Va. — ABI’s popular Bankruptcy 2022: Views from the Bench program will take place on Sept. 23 in the Washington, D.C., offices of Hogan Lovells US LLP. The program features the views of 24 sitting and retired bankruptcy judges. This year’s program will examine challenges related to bankruptcy confirmation, committee formation, ethics and much more. G. Eric Brunstad of Dechert LLP (New Haven, Conn.) will be the featured luncheon speaker during a conversation on recent Supreme Court developments. Attendees have the chance to earn up to 6 hours of CLE credit and 1 hour of ethics. The judicial co-chair of the program is Bankruptcy Judge Michelle M. Harner (D. Md.; Baltimore), and the program chair is Donald A. Workman of BakerHostetler (Washington, D.C.).

The program will also feature ABI’s popular Great Debates session with Bankruptcy Judge Craig Goldblatt (D. Del.; Wilmington) serving as moderator for both debates. The first debate will feature Bankruptcy Judges Marvin P. Isgur (S.D. Tex.; Houston) and Robert D. Drain (S.D.N.Y.; White Plains) (ret.) deliberating on whether a bankruptcy is considered filed in good faith where the debtor is not otherwise in financial distress and has the liquidity to pay its creditors in full, but where the case is filed because the debtor is a defendant facing a deluge of tort claims. The second debate features Bankruptcy Judges Pamela W. McAfee (E.D.N.C.; Raleigh) and Christopher M. Lopez (S.D. Tex.; Houston) considering controversial issues and factors surrounding bankruptcy court approval of a plan-support agreement.

 

Panel sessions at the Views from the Bench program include:

  • Confirmation: Challenges of Today
  • Confirmation, Part II: Even More Challenges
  • Committee Challenges in 2022
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Appeals
  • Ethics Challenges of Today

If you are a member of the press and would like to attend the “Views from the Bench” program, please contact ABI Public Affairs Officer John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]

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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 10,000 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.abi.org/calendar-of-events.