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Listen to Experts Tackle Key Insolvency Issues at ABIs 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference on March 11

Alexandria, Va. — More than 150 practitioners are expected to attend the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI’s) 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West conference, scheduled for March 11, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. This day-long conference offers up to 6 hours of CLE credit and 7 hours of CPE credit, and will examine municipal financial distress for California cities, retention and compensation issues for bankruptcy professionals, and § 363 sales. In addition, Prof. Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas), co-chair of ABI’s Ethics Task Force, will give a luncheon keynote presentation titled, “Ethics through the Movies: Lessons in Professional Civility.” Panel topics for ABI’s Bankruptcy Battleground West conference include the following timely issues: What’s New? Recent Developments in Business and Municipal Bankruptcies Getting Employed, Getting Paid and Getting Appointed: Developments in Retention and Compensation of Professionals and Appointment of Examiners and Chapter 11 Trustees Claim or Debt Purchasing: Opportunity or Hazard? 363: Is It Worth It? Valuation: Is There Anything Else? Great Debate: Chapter 11, Soup to Nuts — Hot Topics in Chapter 11 Cases To view the full conference schedule and a list of speakers, please visit Program co-chairs are Shirley Cho of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (Los Angeles) and Eve H. Karasik of Stutman, Treister & Glatt PC (Los Angeles), and the judicial chair is Bankruptcy Judge Scott C. Clarkson (C.D. Cal.; Santa Ana). Members of the press looking to attend the conference should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or For more information on ABI’s Bankruptcy Battleground West program, please 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