Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop August 5 - August 6 | Online

The American Bankruptcy Institute and the Mid-Atlantic Advisory Board invite you to attend the Mid-Atlantic Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop!

Seasoned insolvency professionals and area bankruptcy judges will be presenting on the leading issues in the industry, with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region. Design your own learning experience during this two-day online event — all from the comfort of your home or office.

And don’t forget the networking! Virtually connect with colleagues during a dedicated networking event and on the fly via the innovative conference platform.

Session recordings will be viewable until September 6, 2021.

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Add to Calendar   2021-08-05 11:45:00 2021-08-06 12:30:00 America/New_York 2021 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop - Virtual
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  • Kick off the first day of the Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop with a cup of coffee, courtesy of McGuireWoods LLP. Be sure to check your email for your free voucher.
    *Registered attendees only.*

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  • Welcome

  • The Impact of the Pandemic on Brick-and-Mortar: A New Paradigm, or the Next Stage in the Evolution of Retail?

    Retail was already in the midst of a fundamental shift before the pandemic started. Once COVID-19 hit, retailers were forced to innovate or close their doors forever. This panel will discuss case and Bankruptcy Code developments during the pandemic, as well as the extent to which the panelists believe the pandemic accelerated retail trends that were already underway or whether the changes reflect a true evolution in the retail space. The audience will be invited to share what they are seeing happening in their own jurisdictions as well, providing further perspective on retail's innovation and survival.


    Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

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  • Concurrent Sessions (choose 1 or 2)

    1. What’s a Creditor to Do? The Standing Doctrine in Bankruptcy Court

    This panel will discuss the various standing doctrines that apply in federal and bankruptcy courts, including constitutional (Article III) standing, prudential standing, statutory standing (“party-in-interest” status) and derivative standing, and will cover issues that arise both in chapter 11 cases and the consumer arena.


    2. Emerging SPAC Trends and Other Creative Financing Structures

    The panelists will discuss the recent reemergence of SPACs and will elaborate on the public policy and restructuring implications associated with them. This discussion of creative financing structures will focus on financing in a distressed environment, including three mini-case studies and emerging issues in litigation financing.


    Sponsored by BakerHostetler

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  • Sherwood Koncert Series

    Sponsored by Sherwood & agencyIP

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  • Subchapter V Recent Case Law Updates and Issues: Navigating the New Small Business Roadmap to Reorganization

    Since the enactment of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311, “SBRA”), which took effect on Feb. 19, 2020, bankruptcy courts and practitioners have had opportunities to address a number of novel issues, interpreting and applying what are essentially brand-new Bankruptcy Code statutes. In this panel, we will discuss some of the key SBRA areas that bankruptcy courts across the U.S. are addressing, as well as the novel issues that practitioners are navigating.

  • Virtual Mix & Mingle

    Find your comfiest chair, then join your Mid-Atlantic colleagues online for some relaxed socializing!

    Sponsored by Gavin/Solmonese LLC

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  • Partners
  • Start the last day of the Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop with a cup of coffee, courtesy of Cozen O'Connor. Be sure to check your email for your free voucher.
    *Registered attendees only.*

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  • The Increasing Use of Chapter 11 to Resolve Sexual Abuse Scandals

    States across the country have enacted so-called “reviver” statutes, allowing otherwise time-barred claims for childhood sexual abuse to proceed. History has shown that bankruptcy filings by targeted institutions are a natural byproduct of reviver statutes and laws tolling the applicable statutes of limitations for sexual abuse claims. Indeed, an increasing number of bankruptcies have been filed in the wake of reviver statutes and new waves of sexual abuse claims. This panel will discuss issues that arise at the crossroads of sexual abuse claims and chapter 11, including the tension caused by using a financial reorganization tool to resolve highly emotional personal-injury claims, the stresses that cases of this ilk place on the Bankruptcy Code (including the uniqueness of claims bar dates in cases of this sort, nonprofit debtors and the absolute priority rule, and the propriety of third-party releases), and the use of mediation to globally resolve these cases.

  • Sherwood Koncert Series

    Sponsored by Sherwood & agencyIP

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  • Concurrent Sessions (choose 1 or 2)

    1. Workout and Insolvency Issues Involving the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

    This panel takes a look at PPP forgiveness issues, the PPP’s effects on M&A transactions and bankruptcy cases, and what comes next.


    2. Ethics: Know Before You Go

    You’re leaving your firm, but what do you need to know before you go? This panel will discuss what to do and what not to do to make sure you meet your ethical obligations to your clients and your old firm, while avoiding problems for you and your new firm.


    Sponsored by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

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  • Judicial Round & Round

    In this virtual variation on the in-person format, a group of distinguished regional judges will discuss current bankruptcy and practical skills issues in an innovative Zoom-style presentation. Every 15 minutes, judges and attendees will rotate to a new online “room.” Enjoy quality time and gain valuable insights into best practices with judges and colleagues.

  • Partners

Conference Rates

Registration Rates 
ABI Member/Non-Member:$300
Registration + ABI Membership for New Members*:$600

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the base rate and add in your membership-renewal fee.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted for this online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, a recording of all sessions will be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Our anti-harassment policy can be found at https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.



Advisory Board

The Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop session recordings will be viewable until September 6, 2021.

6 hours of total CLE credit, including 1 hour of Ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.2 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.2 hours of Ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program.

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live delivered online due to COVID-19.

CPE credit is NOT AVAILABLE for this conference.

When and how can I access the virtual conference?

Registered attendees will receive a link via email to the attendee website 48 hours before the first session begins. The link will be sent to the email address you used to register for the program, and this is how you will access all of the conference content. You’ll use the same link each day to access the attendee website for the live conference and whenever you choose to view the on-demand content.

What if I don't receive the link?

Contact [email protected], and a member of the ABI team can provide you with one.

Can I share this link with others?

As with in-person meetings, registrations cannot be shared. The registration provides a secure single sign-on experience for the user.

How much time should I expect to be online during the event days?

The virtual workshop takes place over about 3.5 hours on both Thursday and Friday. During breaks from the live sessions, you can visit other areas of the conference, such as the Attendee Lounge.

Are there any specific technology requirements?

You will be able to access the program sessions without downloading any plug-ins or software. However, for best results, we recommend that you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Chromium Edge to access the sessions. The program will not be available on a mobile/cellphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), but can be accessed through laptop, desktop (PC or Mac) and certain other mobile devices (Surface Pro, iPad).

What are the suggested web browser prerequisites?

Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Chromium Edge 80 or higher
Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher
Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher
Firefox 76 or higher
Note: Mobile web browsers are not supported.