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Monday, September 28, 2015

CLLA’s Annual Luncheon - 1:00 - 2:45 pm    Fontaine
Featuring the presentation of the Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy and a CLE presentation on “Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court – 1801 through 2014” with renowned bankruptcy authors and scholars Kenneth Klee and Whitman Holt discussing Supreme Court cases and their import in the insolvency arena. (Ticketed luncheon and program)

Kenneth Klee, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, Los Angeles
Whitman Holt, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, Los Angeles

CLLA’s Honorable Frank W. Koger Memorial Education Program: Current Developments in Hot and

Emerging Areas of Bankruptcy - 3:00 - 5:15 pm    Sparkle East

3:00 – 4:05 pm

White Collar Crime, Asset Forfeiture and Business Bankruptcy
Madoff, Rothstein, Dreier, Adelphia . . . recent years have seen dramatic numbers of debtors subject to parallel bankruptcy and governmental asset forfeiture proceedings. This program overviews forfeiture law, emphasizes complex tensions with bankruptcy law, and highlights recent developments. Attendees will learn how creditors assert claims against forfeited assets and recovery funds, how judges navigate case management and communication among criminal, regulatory, civil and bankruptcy proceedings, and how holders of disparate interests coordinate toward common purposes. (Included with NCBJ Registration)

Hon. Steven W. Rhodes (Ret.), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Ronald R. Peterson, Jenner & Block, Chicago, Illinois
Representative from the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C.
Moderator: Professor Karen Gebbia, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco

4:10 - 5:15 pm
Vaccinations! Helping Clients Enhance Rights and Minimize Risk during the Bankruptcy Lull – Drafting and Negotiating Default , Rights Enforcement, Inter-creditor and Other Provisions in Transactional and Litigation Documents-Why They Matter!
The panel will cover important topics in documentation, taking a shot at protecting the transaction when litigation ensues. The panel will discuss preventative measures regarding default, ipso facto, acceleration and termination provisions; stay waivers; default interest and make whole premiums; inter-creditor and subordination provisions; enhancing settlement agreements; escrows and deposits; section 365(n) rights; authorization to file and bankruptcy remote issues; and choice of forum and arbitration clauses.
(Included with NCBJ Registration)

Mark Berman, Nixon Peabody, Boston, Massachusetts
Leyza F. Blanco, Gray Robinson, Miami, Florida
Hon. Clifton R. Jessup, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Joseph Samet, Baker & McKenzie, New York, New York
Moderator: Hon. Carlota Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Pennsylvania