- This year, the perennial favorite Recent Developments will have two sessions: Professor Jay L. Westbrook will lead the opening session to discuss the year’s most important cases, and then Friday afternoon, Debbie Langehennig leads a panel for an in-depth look at the best and worst of the cases.
- Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks:
- Business Track includes discussions on recidivist debtors; modifying labor and retirement obligations in bankruptcy; utilizing and interpreting make whole provisions; rights offerings; and the drivers of the recent turmoil in the retail industry.
- Consumer Track includes discussions on the ABI Consumer Commission Report; litigation in consumer cases; discharging IRS debt; and practical considerations for consumer attorneys, including creating a debtor’s saving plan, increasing the disbursement from the trustee for attorney fees and ethical considerations.
- Have a question for the judges? Friday morning, Judges Davis, Isgur, Jernigan and Parker will be ready to answer them! Submit questions in advance to conferenceQA@utcle.org.
- Explore contemporary discovery techniques that lawyers utilize to keep pace with constantly changing communications in modern society.
- Gain insight on the use of arbitration in bankruptcy; health care bankruptcies; unique aspects of chapter 11 cases triggered by sexual abuse tort claims; the contours of ethical negotiations, illegal extortion, and bankruptcy bribery; and much more.