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Small Business Chapter 11s Fraud Litigation and Asset Sales Among topics to Be Addressed at ABIs 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, set to take place on Jan. 23-24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, will examine the lessons learned in both business and consumer bankruptcy cases over the past year and take a look at what trends may lie ahead in 2014. The conference will feature 14 panel sessions, including four as part of a separate workshop geared toward consumer practitioners. Attendees at the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference have the opportunity to earn 11.75/14 hours of CLE/CPE credit and 3/3.5 hours of ethics. Also featured will be a special judges roundtable program on the morning of Jan. 24 that will feature the 10 bankruptcy judges of the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference. The 2014 conference will once again include a special program by the Mountain/Desert Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). Timely panel sessions include: • Giant Slalom: Hitting the Gates in Carrying Out the Duties of a Trustee or Examiner; • Remedies for Creditors When the Gates Are Missed • Bobsledding: Steering around Prior Bad Actors— Litigation Following Fraud and Other Misconduct • Ice Hockey: Coaching DIPs around Insider Power Plays in Plans of Reorganization • Skeleton: Racing Head-First through Hot Topics • Short-Track Speed Skating: Fast-Track Marketing and Other Challenges of Asset Sales in Bankruptcy • Figure Skating: Precision Turns around Difficult Tax Issues in Bankruptcy • Ski Jumping: Ethics: Keys to Hitting a Good Landing on Professional-Liability Issues • Going for the Gold: Update on the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 The Consumer Workshop track will include the following sessions: • Ice Dancing: Scoring a “10” with the Top 10 “Must Know” Cases for Consumer Attorneys • Snowboarding: Training Consumer Attorneys to Master the Halfpipe of Individual and Small Business Chapter 11 Cases • The Luge: Negotiating the Turns through Commercial Chapter 13 Cases, Business Chapter 7 Cases and Hot Topics • Cross-Country Skiing: Slogging through the Changing Landscape of the Mortgage Industry and Ethical Implications To review a comprehensive schedule of programming and speakers, including the Consumer Bankruptcy Workshop sessions, please click on the following link. If you are a member of the press and would like to attend the Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, please contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or Full information on ABI’s 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, including sponsors, optional events and rates, can be found at ### 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 over 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