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Student Loans, Fraudulent Transfer Actions, Trademarks and More to be Discussed at ABI's Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Consumer Forum on July 11-13

Alexandria, Va. –More than 400 practitioners will join a 16-judge faculty at ABI’s 2019 Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Consumer Forum on July 11-13 at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I. The conference provides up to 11/13 hours of CLE/CPE, including 1.25/1.5 hours of ethics, and will again offer a separate three-day consumer forum at a reduced registration rate. Co-chairs for the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference are David A. Rychalsky of Capstone Headwaters LLC (Boston) and Adrienne K. Walker of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (Boston). Bankruptcy Judges Michael A. Fagone (D. Maine; Bangor) and Diane Finkle (D. R.I.; Providence) are the judicial co-chairs.

Sessions for the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference include:

  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Bankruptcy and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Nonprofits: The Internal Struggles of Officers and Directors
  • Early-Case Orders that Dictate the End-of-Case Orders: Efficient or Disenfranchising?
  • Not Your Parents’ Fraudulent-Transfer Action
  • Achieving Consensus in Bankruptcy Disputes Through Mediation
  • Welcome to the New Age: Don’t Be Radioactive (or a Cybersecurity Victim)
  • Other Nonbankruptcy Alternatives: Exchange Offers, Strict Foreclosures and Workouts
  • Are Trademarks Really That Special, or Did Congress Just Miss Something?
  • The Honorable James F. Queenan, Jr. Seaside Chat

In conjunction with the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, ABI’s 2019 Northeast Consumer Forum will be held July 12-13 and will focus on consumer bankruptcy educational programs designed for both experienced and new professionals. This two-day forum offers consumer insolvency practitioners an opportunity to earn approximately 7.5/9 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.25/1.5 hours of ethics. Donald R. Lassman (Needham, Mass.) and Anthony J. Manhart of PretiFlaherty (Portland, Maine) are the co-chairs of the Northeast Consumer Forum.

The Consumer Forum features the following sessions:

  • Access to Bankruptcy Justice: Expanding Opportunities (Ethics Panel)
  • Student Loans: How Do We Deal with Them Before and After Bankruptcy?
  • Violations of the Automatic Stay and the Discharge Injunction
  • Practice Pointers: When Bankruptcy and Consumer-Protection Statutes Collide

For more information about the speakers and sessions at the Northeast Consumer Forum, 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 nearly 11,000 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