Oil & Gas Industry Distress, 363 Sales and Casino and Gaming Issues to Be Discussed at ABI's 23rd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

Oil & Gas Industry Distress, 363 Sales and Casino and Gaming Issues to Be Discussed at ABI's 23rd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

Alexandria, Va. – ABI’s popular 23rd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. An outstanding faculty of leading judges, noted academics and prominent industry professionals will present workshops on a variety of topics. The conference will feature ABI’s popular Great Debates series and a Judges' Roundtable featuring Q&A with 14 bankruptcy judges. Program co-chairs for the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference are Scott F. Gautier of Robins Kaplan LLP (Los Angeles), John W. Lucas of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (San Francisco) and Randy Nussbaum of Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. (Scottsdale, Ariz.). The sponsorship chair is Bradley D. Sharp of Development Specialists, Inc. (Los Angeles), and the judicial chair is Bankruptcy Judge Bruce T. Beesley (D. Nev.; Reno).


Timely topics for the panel sessions include:


  • Cutting-Edge Issues in Retention and Fee Applications
  • Playing for Profit: The Bondholder’s Playbook
  • Litigation Skills
  • Hot Topics in Chapter 11
  • Criminal Investigations of Corporate Debtors and Management
  • How to Prepare Corporate and Individual Debtors for Bankruptcy
  • Intersection Between Bankruptcy and Nonbankruptcy Law
  • “Top 10” Changes to Asset Sales Under § 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Professionalism
  • Oil & Gas Industry-Specific Bankruptcy Issues
  • Casino and Gaming Issues in Chapter 11 Cases
  • Ethics


Additionally, professionals will present a specialized track for consumer practitioners. The consumer track sessions include:


  • Hot Consumer Bankruptcy Topics
  • Avoiding Malpractice in Consumer Cases


For a list of speakers and additional details about the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, please click here: http://www.abi.org/events/23rd-annual-southwest-bankruptcy-conference. Press looking to attend the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected] to obtain a press pass.




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 12,000 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