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Retail Bankruptcies, Health Care Insolvencies, Supreme Court Overview Featured at ABI's "Views from the Bench" on Oct. 9

Alexandria, Va. — ABI’s 20th Annual “Bankruptcy 2015: Views from the Bench” program will take place on Oct. 9 at The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The program features 18 bankruptcy judges from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Nevada. This year's feature is a presentation by Prof. Kenneth N. Klee on the 2015 Supreme Court term. Klee is the author of Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court 1801-2014, published in 2015. Attendees have the chance to earn up to 8.0/9.5 CLE/CPE credits, including 1 hour of ethics (1.2 CPE). The chair of the “Views from the Bench” program is David R. Kuney of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (Washington, D.C.)


Panel sessions at the Views from the Bench program include:


  • ABI Commission Recommendations: Elimination of one impaired class; continued debate over PSAs and RSAs.
  • Retail Bankruptcy: Executory Contracts and Leases
  • Sales Issues
  • Health Care and Nonprofit Cases
  • Issues Affecting Private-Equity and Hedge Funds
  • Ethics: Issues Concerning Privileges, Fees, Confidentiality, Trustee Guidelines


To see the full list of speakers and for more information on the conference, please click here.


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




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 For additional conference information, visit