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"Too Big to Fail: 10 Years Later," Future of the Power Industry, Next Wave of Retail Cases and More to Be Addressed at ABI's Annual Spring Meeting in April

Alexandria, Va. -- The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) 36th Annual Spring Meeting is set to take place April 19-22 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. ABI’s largest annual conference features timely concurrent sessions tailored for practitioners in both large and small commercial cases, as well as consumer bankruptcy. The conference will feature a live taping of an “Eye on Bankruptcy” episode looking at the next wave of retail cases. ABI’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy will be holding its final open meeting before compiling its final report of recommendations to be released at the end of the year. The featured keynote speaker is Ed Henry, broadcast journalist, best-selling author and chief national correspondent for Fox News Channel. In addition, bankruptcy judges will delve into top bankruptcy issues and court decisions in a highly anticipated session. Up to 15.5/18.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit are available, along with ethics credit totaling 3.5/4 hours.

The Annual Spring Meeting will also be co-hosting a special half-day symposium with the World Bank titled, “Too Big to Fail: 10 Years Later,” featuring thought leaders from academia and the bench, as well as representatives from U.S. and European governmental agencies and private organizations.

Sessions at the 2018 Annual Spring Meeting include:


  • The Most Important Bankruptcy Cases Ever
  • Best Practices in Settlements after Jevic
  • Why Foreign Companies Are Filing Under U.S. Chapter 11
  • Comparison of Asset Sales Under §363 and Asset Sales Pursuant to a Plan of Reorganization
  • Demystification of Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy
  • A Primer on the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act: Substance, Implementation and Legal Interpretation
  • How to Successfully Litigate a Relief-from-Stay Motion
  • Power Industry: What’s Next?
  • Rights Offering Introduction and Overview
  • Consumer: Access to Chapter 13 Justice
  • Artificial Intelligence: Why It Matters to Your Future Bankruptcy Practice
  • Judicial Round & Round
  • Is Mediation the Antidote for Health Care Disputes
  • Key Issues and Emerging Trends in Hospitality Defaults
  • Obsolescence as a Catalyst
  • Coaching Your Non-Expert Witness
  • Consumer: Threats to Consumer Practice — Protecting Both the Public and the Practitioner
  • Stern Revisited: In re Millennium Lab Holdings and Beyond
  • Latest Use of Litigation Finance in Insolvency Proceedings
  • Navigating § 552: Pre-Petition Security Interests in Proceeds
  • Consumer: Revisiting FRBP 3015.1 — How Courts and Cases Are Implementing Rule 3015.1 Five Months On
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Legal Update
  • ABC Program: Professionalism! Competence! Featuring Judges on Best Practices
  • Blurring the Lines: The Advent and Ethics of Multidisciplinary Practice
  • Restructuring a Firm after Discrimination or Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Ethics Program: Your Ethical Duties


For the full schedule with the speakers for each session at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, please click here. Networking and optional events include a golf tournament, a performance of The Wiz at Ford’s Theater and a special final night dinner performance by comedian/musician Jim Belushi.

Press interested in attending the conference should contact 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