Wednesday, October 19 - JADE SUITE, East Tower 6th Floor
1:00-2:30pmCLLA Venue Committee Meeting
2:45-3:45pmCLLA Bankruptcy Committee Meeting
4:00-5:00pmCLLA Bankruptcy 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 to Prof. Bruce Markell
Professor of Bankruptcy Law & Practice
Edward Avery Harriman Lecturer in Law
Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law
Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport
William S. Boyd School of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Professor Nancy Rapoport explores the practice of law in a pandemic/post pandemic world.
Historic practices of a formal office, firm conference rooms, face-to-face meetings, going to court, firm IT systems, support staff at the office and more had to instantly change in March 2020 as governmental order shut down face-to-face interaction. State Bars modified and suspended some rules for periods of time – but there was not uniformity across all states. Over two years later, the pandemic response continues to change. This program surveys Bar Rules and the reality of the many ways lawyers are practicing law in 2022 versus “by the book”.
- Prof. Rapports session is designed for new to experienced lawyers and financial professionals.
- Participants will be able to identify ethical issues relating to communications and evolving technology, virtual appearances or proceedings.
- Participants will be exposed to possible unauthorized practice of law cause by working remotely.
- Participants will be challenged to re-think confidentiality and the Model rule 5.3 duty to supervise non-lawyers
3:00-3:30pmRoom refresh3:30-5:00pmFrank 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.
- This program is designed for mid-career to senior lawyers, CPAs and Audit professionals.
- Participants will be able to identify the traditional boundaries of bankruptcy as well as some creative ways to push the boundaries.
- Participants will be updated on legislative attention on mass tort cases.
- Participants will review ancillary issues of bad faith filings, non-debtor third party releases and accounting issues of the role of claims estimation and fraudulent conveyance.
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)