Wednesday, October 19 - JADE SUITE, East Tower 6th Floor
1:00-2:30pmCLLA Venue Committee Meeting
2:45-3:45pmCLLA Banking Committee Meeting
4:00-5:00pmCLLA Banking Legislation Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 20 - CRYSTAL BALLROOM G2
1:00-1:30pmLuncheon (ticketed, meal served promptly at 1 pm)
1:30-2:00pmWelcome, Lawrence P. King Award Presentation
2:00-3:00pmKeynote Ethics Presentation (CLE), Prof. Nancy Rapoport
Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport
William S. Boyd School of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
3:30-4:30pmFrank Koger Memorial (CLE) Program (everyone welcome) - Mass Torts in Bankruptcy: Two Steps Forward or Two Steps Back?
While the Bankruptcy Court has long been the venue for mass tort disputes, the use of bankruptcy to deal with these mass torts has become both increasingly popular and increasingly controversial in recent years as parties seek to use the bankruptcy process in creative ways that some believe push the boundaries of the proper use of bankruptcy. This Panel will explore a number of issues that have arisen and which have attracted legislative attention, which, time permitting, will include issues ranging from bad faith filings to non-debtor third party releases, to the role of claims estimation to fraudulent conveyance issues and maybe more.
Professor Douglas G. Baird
Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Bankruptcy and State Defensive Litigation Chief Counsel
National Association of Attorneys General
Sander (Sandy) L. Esserman
Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka, P.C.
Hon. Craig Goldblatt
(Bankr. D. Del)