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Expert Panels at ABI’s 33rd Annual Spring Meeting Set to Analyze Recommendations of Chapter 11 Reform Commission

Media Advisory: Expert Panels at ABI’s 33rd Annual Spring Meeting Set to Analyze Recommendations of Chapter 11 Reform Commission 



Panel sessions at ABI’s 33rd Annual Spring Meeting will be analyzing the recommendations of ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, including topics on professional fees, treatment of safe harbors and effect on secured credit.



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Friday, April 17:

  • "How Secured Are Secured Creditors? The Changing Landscape of Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation" session 10:15-11:45 a.m. ET.

Panel to review and analyze § 1129(a) and (b) confirmation standards focused on recent developments affecting senior and junior secured creditors, including the ABI Commission Report.


  • “Report from the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11” session, 2:15-3:45 p.m. ET.

Panel to present key findings as submitted to Congress, with several members of the Commission and the official reporter.


  • “Secured Credit Under the Code and Commission Report” committee session, 4:15-5:45 p.m. ET.

Experts from ABI’s Secured Credit and Legislation Committees, along with congressional staff, will be examining secured credit under the Code and the recommendations of the Commission Report.


Saturday, April 18:

  • “Reconsidering Safe Harbors for Repurchase Agreements” session, 2:15-3:45 p.m. ET.

Panel to explore the “safe harbor” agreements in bankruptcy, and arguments for and against revising the Bankruptcy Code’s existing treatment of these agreements.


Sunday, April 19:

  • “Ethics: Chapter 11 Commission Recommendations on Professional Fees and Expenses” session, 10:15-11:45 a.m. ET.

Panel of Chapter 11 Reform Commissioners will discuss recommended reforms that provide for more effective oversight, as well as alternative fee structures consistent with professionals’ ethical obligations under the Code of Professional Responsibility.


Reporters looking for more information on these panels or who want to attend the Annual Spring Meeting should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected].

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