Posts by Robert Jacobvitz

Washington DC Attractions – 1930s Articles Published in the Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Referees

Judge Catherine McEwen (Bankr. M.D. Fla.) sent me two articles about Washington DC attractions published in the Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Referees in 1932 and 1935. The articles make an interesting read. These links take you to the articles: (July 1932) 6JNatlAssnRefBankr155 and (April 1935) 9JNatlAssnRefBankr113. The National Association of Bankruptcy Referees […]

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones’ Annual NCBJ Party

With the 2019 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges fast approaching, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones is pleased to once again host the official NCBJ “After Party.” PSZJ, the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique, has hosted the event since 1999, and is well known in the bankruptcy and restructuring community for its fun and memorable themed parties. […]

Avoiding Potential Ethical Traps in Unbundling, Factoring, and Other Fee Arrangements in Consumer Cases

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. at the NCBJ Conference, a panel of experts will tackle all things concerning fee arrangements in consumer bankruptcy cases. More specifically, this panel will focus on the ethical pitfalls that consumer bankruptcy attorneys face when collecting fees for their work. Focusing on chapter 7, based on interviews […]

Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch

Have you ever had an interest in learning about the Highest Court in the Land, or about some of the obscure traditions practiced today in the sacred confines of the U.S. Supreme Court?  Have you ever wondered whether the amazing individuals who have achieved the lofty status of Justice are “real” people?  Well, this year […]

Blockchain Is Coming: Blockchain & Basics and How It Might Arrive at a Bankruptcy Near You

In the past several months, we have seen an uptick in crypto-related insolvencies.  In May 2019, the hacked cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptopia, filed for bankrutpcy relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  In April 2019, QuadrigaCX, a Canadian crypto exchange, filed for filed for bankruptcy in Halifax.  In November […]

Facts About the 2019 NCBJ Annual Conference

Did you know that the 2019 Conference will … Include 4 plenary panels, 10 concurrent panels, and 3 distinguished speakers, with 16 of those offerings potentially qualifying for continuing legal education credits Feature a Fireside Chat with Justice Neil Gorsuch Showcase keynote presentations from Mark Zandi (Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics), and Christina Montgomery (Chief Privacy […]

The Blackshear Fellowship Program: Promoting Diversity in Bankruptcy Practice

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges will again select NCBJ Blackshear Fellows to attend its 2019 Annual Meeting from October 30, 2019 to November 2, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The Blackshear Fellowship Program is named in honor of our colleague Judge Cornelius Blackshear (Ret. S.D.N.Y.), who distinguished himself by his renowned scholarship and development of […]

Highlights of the 2019 NCBJ Annual Conference

It is hard to believe, but it is almost time for the 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The NCBJ Education Committee has been working hard to put together a fantastic educational program. The program will celebrate the bankruptcy profession and over 40 years of practice under the Bankruptcy Code. The educational panels bring together […]