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Creditor Committee Issues Chapter 9 Cases and Consumer Bankruptcy Trends Among the Topics to Be Addressed at ABIs 31st Annual Spring Meeting

Alexandria, Va. -- The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) 31st Annual Spring Meeting is set to take place April 18-21, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C. In addition to timely concurrent sessions, ABI’s largest conference tailors four different program session tracks – chapter 11 practice, financial advisory, consumer practice and professional development – on issues that matter most for attendees' particular areas of practice. The conference will feature the 17th Annual Great Debates and 8 committee educational sessions. Up to 16 hours of CLE/CPE are available in some states, along with ethics credit totaling 3 hours. The Spring Meeting will also feature a field hearing of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, a report from the ABI Ethics Task Force on national standards of practice, a luncheon panel discussion moderated by Bill Rochelle of Bloomberg News, and a Final Night Gala Dinner featuring a concert by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! Concurrent sessions at ABI’s 31st Annual Spring Meeting include: - Mediation: An Irrational Approach to a Rational Result - BK 360 In the News: ABI Past-Presidents Panel - Circuit Splits and Hot Topics Chapter 11 Track - The § 1111(b) Election, Plan Feasibility and Cramdown Issues - Creditors’ Committees and the Role of Indenture Trustees and Related Issues - Mock Hearing: DIP Financing and 363 Sales - International Program - Chapter 9s, Nonprofits and Other Nontraditional Restructuring Processes Financial Advisor Track - Current Issues for Financial Advisors in Bankruptcy Cases - How to Be a Successful Expert - The Ethical Compass: Multiple Ethical Schemes Applicable to Financial Advisors Consumer Track - The Individual Conundrum: Chapter 7, 11 or 13? - The Appellate Process - Consumer Class Actions - When Divorce and Bankruptcy Collide, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Professional Development Track - The End Game and How to Get There - The Dos and Don’ts of Discovery in the Bankruptcy World - The Dos and Don’ts of Effective Oral Advocacy - Advancing in the Restructuring Profession For the full schedule with the speakers for each session at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, please click here. Press interested in attending the conference should contact John Hartgen at jhartgen@abiworld.org. For more information about ABI’s 31st Annual Spring Meeting, 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 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.