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The Future of Retail Bankruptcies, Limited Liability Companies, Impact of the Jevic Decision and More to Be Discussed at ABI's Views from the Bench Program on Oct. 17

Alexandria, Va. — ABI’s popular “Bankruptcy 2017: Views from the Bench” program will take place on Oct. 17 at The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The program features the views of 14 bankruptcy judges from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Georgia. This year’s program will examine a number of current bankruptcy topics, including retail bankruptcies, limited liability companies, the impact of the Supreme Court’s Jevic decision and more. Attendees have the chance to earn up to 6 hours of CLE credit. The chair of the “Views from the Bench” program is David R. Kuney of Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP (Washington, D.C.)

Two great debates, moderated by Craig Goldblatt of WilmerHale (Washington, D.C.), will be the centerpiece of the program. Bankruptcy Judge Michael E. Wiles (S.D.N.Y.; New York) will debate Bankruptcy Judge Mary Grace Diehl (N.D. Ga.; Atlanta) over third-party releases and whether they should be permitted in a bankruptcy proceeding. Norman N. Kinel of Squire Patton Boggs (New York) will also debate Nan Eitel of the Executive Office of the U.S. Trustee (Washington, D.C.) on the application of Jevic to gifting in bankruptcy cases.

Panel sessions at the Views from the Bench program include:

  • Confirmation Roundtable
  • The Future of Retail Bankruptcies
  • Dealing with Directors and Officers
  • Special Issues Involving LLC
  • Tech Tock, Tech Tock: New Technologies and the Countdown to Your Ethical Demise

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



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