- Led by Professor Jay L. Westbrook Recent Developments, the perennial favorite, is back with a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases.
- Learn what makes the judges tick as the old guard, Judges Isgur, Parker and Gargotta interview the new guard in the Judicial Spotlight.
- Hear valuable guidance and explore the ethical issues that lawyers need to be aware of regarding cryptocurrencies and social media use.
- Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks:
- Business Track includes discussions on the use of in-house counsel as witnesses; the trends of adequate protection in the use, sale or lease of property of the estate; what tactics or strategies should be considered if Chapter 11 is not the preferred alternative; and recent Chapter 11 plan-related developments including substantive consolidation, “per plan” versus “per debtor” considerations, and third-party releases.
- Consumer Track includes discussions on Jevic in the consumer context; turnover after In Re Cowan, 849 F. 3rd 943; the latest on the loan modification program proposed for Texas; and how to deal and not deal with exemption issues pre-bankruptcy.
- Gain insight on the use of technology in the courtroom; circuit splits; ethical considerations in section 363 sales; how to maximize the potential for a positive mediation outcome; and much more.
The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship on Wednesday evening will be delivered by Melissa B. Jacoby the Graham Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jacoby teaches bankruptcy law, contract law, and commercial law, including and especially secured transactions. Jacoby is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference, the American College of Bankruptcy, and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and has served as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar for the American Bankruptcy Institute.