Overview

UT Law's 39th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners. It also provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy.

This year’s webcast is a new experience and still remains the same high-caliber program, highlights include:

  • Professor Jay L. Westbrook and Debbie Langehennig will again lead two sessions of the perennial favorite Recent Developments.
  • In place of the of business and consumer tracks, we have woven more consumer topics throughout the two days of conference. All registrants will also receive an additional 1.75 hours of accredited prerecorded consumer sessions in “Your Briefcase”.
  • Explore the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 and its implications for both debtors and creditors, including what the CARES Act means for those seeking qualification under the SBRA.
  • Hear Chief Judges Hale, Jones, King, and Rhoades discuss technology and the courtroom before and after COVID-19.
  • Judge Mott explores the real differences between Delaware and Texas with Chief Judge Sontchi and Judge Isgur.
  • Judges Gargotta, Jones, and López weigh in on Vexing Issues in Consumer Cases including internet-based consumer firms, the use of appearance counsel, and more.
  • Examine the requirements for debtors and official committees to retain professionals in bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, including recent developments in retention of investment bankers, financial advisors, and Chief Restructuring Officers.
  • Ethics session, Me? Biased? Studying Implicit Bias and How it Affects Your Decisions.
  • Gain insight on complex Chapter 11 casesretail bankruptcies during a world health crisis; unique challenges of a “free fall” bankruptcy; swapping boards and other management strategies; and much more. This is an online event you do not want to miss!

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, November 5, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    William L. Wallander, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 8:00 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:10 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Recent Developments
    The written materials are exceptional. And most, if not all, of the panel members are ‘distinguished’. Enjoy this year’s most important business and consumer cases from the comfort of your own office. Virtually.

    Moderator:
    Jay L. Westbrook, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr., Attorney at Law - Lubbock, TX
    Angela Littwin, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
    Bill Rochelle, American Bankruptcy Institute - New York, NY
    Deborah D. Williamson, Dykema - San Antonio, TX

  • 9:10 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:15 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019
    Want to know more about the new Subchapter V option for small businesses? Join this expert panel as they walk you through it and its implications for both Debtors and Creditors alike. Find out how it works, what courts around the country have said about Subchapter V so far, and what the CARES Act means for those seeking qualification under it. But beware! There are both benefits and pitfalls for those who venture into a Subchapter V case without understanding its intricacies. Don’t miss out!

    Moderator:
    Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX
    Panelists:
    Hon. Stacey G. C. Jernigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
    Lisa L. Lambert, Office of the U.S. Trustee - Dallas, TX
    Jarrod Martin, Chamberlain Hrdlicka - Houston, TX
    Behrooz P. Vida, The Vida Law Firm - Bedford, TX

  • 10:15 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 10:20 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Complex Chapter 11 Cases – the Big Picture
    A lively discussion of current trends in complex chapter 11 work in Texas.

    Moderator:
    Demetra Liggins, Thompson & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
    Panelists:
    Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Ashley Harper, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Houston, TX
    Alfredo R. Pérez, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Houston, TX

  • 11:20 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 11:25 am
    0.50 hr
    The Surprising Possibility of Student Loan Discharges
    Discuss Judge Mullin’s recent decision in Trejo v. Navient and the United States Department of Education in which the borrower met her burden of showing undue hardship under Section 523(a)(8) as well as general changes in the way bankruptcy courts in the Fifth Circuit are understanding the requirements of Brunner and Gerhardt. Such recent changes might provide debtors with an improved likelihood of discharging their student loans.

    Hon. Mark X. Mullin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth, TX
    John Rao, National Consumer Law Center - Boston, MA
    Charlie Shelton, Hajjar Peters LLP - Austin, TX

  • 11:55 am
    Break for Lunch—Presentations Resume at 12:20 p.m.

  • Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
    Since we cannot be together in person this year, please take a moment to visit our sponsors' virtual exhibit hall pages. Opens November 2nd. Visit https://utcle.org/conferences/BK20#sponsors for updates.

  • Thursday Afternoon, November 5, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    Catherine Stone Curtis, Pulman Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP - McAllen, TX
  • 12:20 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Judges Panel on Vexing Issues in Consumer Cases
    The judges weigh-in on Internet-based consumer firms, the use of appearance counsel, nunc pro tunc relief (is is still a thing?), allowance (or not) of late-filed claims, and Brown v. Viegelahn.

    Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
    Hon. Robert Lee Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Lubbock, TX
    Hon. Chris López, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • 1:05 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:10 pm
    0.50 hr
    Hot Topics in the Healthcare Space
    Discussion of provider agreements and disputes, custodianship and disposition of patient records, Medicaid participation, and other critical issues arising in healthcare bankruptcies.

    Brian T. Cumings, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody - Austin, TX
    Casey Roy, Office of the Texas Attorney General - Austin, TX

  • 1:40 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:45 pm
    0.50 hr
    Shopping for Solutions During a Pandemic: Retail Bankruptcies in the COVID-19 Era
    Discuss how retailers are using Chapter 11 to address the extreme challenges posed by the worldwide health crisis. 

    Ian T. Peck, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
    Jennifer Wertz, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX

  • 2:15 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:20 pm
    0.50 hr ethics
    You’re Hired—Now What? Navigating the Requirements for Professional Retention in Bankruptcy
    Examine the requirements for debtors and official committees to retain professionals in bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, including recent developments in retention of investment bankers, financial advisors, and Chief Restructuring Officers.

    Charles A. Beckham Jr., Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX
    Kelli S. Norfleet, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX

  • 2:50 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:55 pm
    0.75 hr
    The Midstream Contract World Defined in Four Parts
    Explore the midstream contract world in four parts: (i) the federal regulatory landscape; (ii) the difference between pipelines and gathering systems; (iii) state oil and gas, and real property law (covenant running with the land, pipeline common carrier issues); and (iv) the economics of different basins (constrained takeaway capacity or taking sand to the beach).

    Matthew Dudley Cavenaugh, Jackson Walker LLP - Houston, TX
    Camisha L. Simmons, Simmons Legal PLLC - Dallas, TX
    Patricia Baron Tomasco, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP - Houston, TX

  • 3:40 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    How to Value Assets in an Economic Downturn

    The economic ramifications of COVID-19 have further complicated valuation issues in bankruptcy cases as companies attempt to reorganize during these uncertain times.

    Hon. David R. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Ryan Manns, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP - Dallas, TX
    Jan Naifeh, FTI Consulting - Nashville, TN

  • 4:30 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 4:35 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Delaware v. Texas
    Are there real differences in bankruptcy in these two prominent jurisdictions? Find out from these two preeminent judges.

    Moderator:
    Hon. H. Christopher Mott, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware - Wilmington, DE

  • 5:20 pm
    Adjourn and Join the Young Lawyers Committee for a Special Virtual Happy Hour!
    Please join the Young Lawyer Committee for a virtual happy hour. In addition to a fun evening consisting of networking and games, the YLC will host a Q&A session with our newest judge, the Honorable Michelle V. Larson.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, November 6, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    Sean B. Davis, Winstead PC - Houston, TX
  • 8:00 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Judges Panel—Technology and the Courtroom Before and After COVID-19
    Will we ever go back to live hearings in the courtroom? 

    Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
    Hon. David R. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Hon. Ronald B. King, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
    Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

  • 9:00 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:05 am
    0.50 hr
    Late-in-Life Bankruptcies
    Research shows that persons age 65 and over are the fastest-growing group of bankruptcy filers. Discuss this research as well as effective legal and counseling strategies to help the late-in-life debtor.

    Edward C. Boltz, The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt - Durham, NC
    Robert M. Lawless, University of Illinois College of Law - Champaign, IL

  • 9:35 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:40 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Recent Developments II
    Virtually every relevant case of the past year, Part II. A discussion of business and consumer bankruptcy decisions essential to your practice.

    Moderator:
    Deborah B. Langehennig, Chapter 13 Trustee - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Omar J. Alaniz, Reed Smith LLP - Dallas, TX
    Aaron M. Kaufman, Gray Reed - Dallas, TX
    Demetra Liggins, Thompson & Knight LLP - Houston, TX

  • 10:40 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 10:45 am
    0.75 hr ethics
    Me? Biased? Studying Implicit Bias and How it Affects Your Decisions
    So much of the practice of law involves decision-making and convincing others to make better decisions based upon fact rather than emotion. This course is intended to guide attendees to appreciate how they involuntarily make decisions and guide them to recognize and prevent bias.

    Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

  • 11:30 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 11:35 am
    0.50 hr
    Passive Violations of the Automatic Stay - Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em
    A discussion of City of Chicago v. Fulton argued at the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2020 term: When is a credit’s passive possession of estate property a violation of the automatic stay and how can you protect your clients’ interests in estate property without violating the automatic stay.

    Evan J. Atkinson, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP - Austin, TX
    Jason Enright, Winstead PC - Dallas, TX

  • 12:05 pm
    Break for Lunch—Presentation Resumes at 12:30 p.m.

  • Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
    Since we cannot be together in person this year, please take a moment to visit our sponsors' virtual exhibit hall pages. Opens November 2nd. Visit https://utcle.org/conferences/BK20#sponsors for updates.

  • Friday Afternoon, November 6, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    Yoshie Valadez, McCarthy & Holthus, LLP - Plano, TX
  • LUNCHEON PRESENTATION
  • 12:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    The Outlook for the US and Texas Economies in a Post-COVID-19 Environment
    Discuss projections for the US and Texas economies including discussion of key trends underlying the outlook such as recovery from the pandemic, oil prices, the expected performance of major industry groups, and the financial impact of the pandemic. Fallout from COVID-19 such as disruptions, unemployment, potential for bankruptcy, and effects of relief packages will also be described.

    M. Ray Perryman, The Perryman Group - Waco, TX

  • 1:00 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:05 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Dumpster Fires 101 - Free Fall Bankruptcy Filings
    Getting into bankruptcy is the easy part—getting out of bankruptcy is the hard part particularly when you don’t have an exit strategy arranged before the filing. Explore the unique challenges of a “free fall” bankruptcy, including how to minimize the harm to the business and will address strategies for maximizing value and getting out of bankruptcy quickly even when you don’t have the exit strategy identified and locked down before the filing. 

    Bassam Latif, Moelis & Company - Houston, TX
    David S. Meyer, Vinson & Elkins LLP - New York, NY
    Gregory F. Pesce, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Chicago, IL
    Caroline A. Reckler, Latham & Watkins LLP - Chicago, IL

  • 1:50 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:55 pm
    0.50 hr
    Dealing with the Government: The SBA Before and After COVID
    Discuss practical considerations when dealing with a government agency, remedies available against the SBA, and recent court opinions regarding the SBA and PPP loans.

    Kay B. Walker, Law Office of Kay B. Walker - Corpus Christi, TX

  • 2:25 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    You’re out! Swapping Boards and Other Management Strategies Planning for Bankruptcy
    Discuss the strategic considerations relating to bankruptcy case authorization and administration in the face of restrictive corporate governance.

    Robert J. Dehney, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Wilmington, DE
    Jay H. Ong, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Austin, TX
    Sarah Ann Link Schultz, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 3:15 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:20 pm
    0.50 hr
    Selling Technology Out of a Bankruptcy
    Technology and manufacturing companies that wind up in a bankruptcy sometimes have valuable intellectual property, whether patents, copyrights, trade secrets, or know-how. What are strategies for maximizing the consideration received for these assets? What skills are required by the seller to achieve a good outcome? How important is an IP analytics platform? How should assets be bundled? How important is the cooperation of company employees?  

    Lynn Hamilton Butler, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX
    Ed Powell, IPX - Nashville, TN

  • 3:50 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:55 pm
    0.75 hr
    Mass Tort Bankruptcies
    Discussion of issues arising in Mass Tort bankruptcies, including, without limitation, (a) Bar Date and noticing program issues, (b) Mediation among multiple mass tort parties; (c) District Court participation; (d) Non-consensual third party releases; and (e) Chapter 11 plan issues, including voting, classification, estimation, and other issues.

    Rakhee V. Patel, Winstead PC - Dallas, TX
    Arik Preis, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - New York, NY
    Richard S. Schmidt, The Claro Group - Corpus Christi, TX

  • 4:40 pm
    Adjourn

  • Prerecorded (Not available via webcast) Sessions will be available in "Your Briefcase"
    Presiding Officer:
    Pam Bassel, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee - Fort Worth, TX
  • SPECIAL NOTICE: Not available via live webcast
    Sessions will be prerecorded and the accredited video and materials will be made available in "Your Briefcase" on the first day of the conference. The sessions provide an additional 1.75 hrs (including 0.25 hr ethics) of accredited MCLE credit.

  • 0.50 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Chapter 7 Attorney’s Fees
    A look at the issues and caselaw regarding unconventional arrangements such as unbundling and bifurcation. 

    Kevin M. Epstein, Office of the U.S. Trustee - San Antonio, TX
    Brendon Singh, Tran Singh LLP - Houston, TX

  • 0.50 hr
    Contested Matters in Consumer Cases
    Gain insight on using technology to effectively manage deadlines and hearings quickly and effectively.

    Reed Allmand, Allmand Law Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
    Cristina Rodriguez, Keeling Law Firm - Houston, TX

  • 0.75 hr
    SBRA/Chapter 13 Business Cases
    An overview of options for the reorganization of the small business debtor and what may work best, SBRA or chapter 13.

    Moderator:
    Pam Bassel, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee - Fort Worth, TX
    Panelists:
    Christy Lingafelter Heimer, Heimer Law Offices P.C. - Austin, TX
    Henry G. Hobbs Jr., Acting U.S. Trustee Region 7, U.S. Department of Justice - Austin, TX
    Shane P. Tobin, Trial Attorney, Office of The United States Trustee - Austin, TX

Conference Faculty

Omar J. Alaniz

Reed Smith LLP
Dallas, TX

Reed Allmand

Allmand Law Firm, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Evan J. Atkinson

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Austin, TX

R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr.

Attorney at Law
Lubbock, TX

Pam Bassel

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
Fort Worth, TX

Charles A. Beckham Jr.

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX

Edward C. Boltz

The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt
Durham, NC

Lynn Hamilton Butler

Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX

Matthew Dudley Cavenaugh

Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX

Brian T. Cumings

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX

Robert J. Dehney

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Wilmington, DE

Claude E. Ducloux

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Jason Enright

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

Kevin M. Epstein

Office of the U.S. Trustee
San Antonio, TX

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Ashley Harper

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX

Christy Lingafelter Heimer

Heimer Law Offices P.C.
Austin, TX

Henry G. Hobbs Jr.

Acting U.S. Trustee Region 7, U.S. Department of Justice
Austin, TX

Hon. Marvin Isgur

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Hon. Stacey G. C. Jernigan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Hon. David R. Jones

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Hon. Robert Lee Jones

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Lubbock, TX

Aaron M. Kaufman

Gray Reed
Dallas, TX

Hon. Ronald B. King

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Lisa L. Lambert

Office of the U.S. Trustee
Dallas, TX

Deborah B. Langehennig

Chapter 13 Trustee
Austin, TX

Bassam Latif

Moelis & Company
Houston, TX

Robert M. Lawless

University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL

Demetra Liggins

Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX

Angela Littwin

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Hon. Chris López

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Ryan Manns

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Dallas, TX

Jarrod Martin

Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Houston, TX

David S. Meyer

Vinson & Elkins LLP
New York, NY

Hon. H. Christopher Mott

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX

Hon. Mark X. Mullin

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth, TX

Jan Naifeh

FTI Consulting
Nashville, TN

Kelli S. Norfleet

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX

Jay H. Ong

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Austin, TX

Rakhee V. Patel

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

Ian T. Peck

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Alfredo R. Pérez

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Houston, TX

M. Ray Perryman

The Perryman Group
Waco, TX

Gregory F. Pesce

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL

Ed Powell

IPX
Nashville, TN

Arik Preis

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
New York, NY

John Rao

National Consumer Law Center
Boston, MA

Caroline A. Reckler

Latham & Watkins LLP
Chicago, IL

Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX

Bill Rochelle

American Bankruptcy Institute
New York, NY

Cristina Rodriguez

Keeling Law Firm
Houston, TX

Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
McAllen, TX

Casey Roy

Office of the Texas Attorney General
Austin, TX

Richard S. Schmidt

The Claro Group
Corpus Christi, TX

Sarah Ann Link Schultz

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Dallas, TX

Charlie Shelton

Hajjar Peters LLP
Austin, TX

Camisha L. Simmons

Simmons Legal PLLC
Dallas, TX

Brendon Singh

Tran Singh LLP
Houston, TX

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Wilmington, DE

Shane P. Tobin

Trial Attorney, Office of The United States Trustee
Austin, TX

Patricia Baron Tomasco

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Houston, TX

Behrooz P. Vida

The Vida Law Firm
Bedford, TX

Kay B. Walker

Law Office of Kay B. Walker
Corpus Christi, TX

Jennifer Wertz

Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX

Jay L. Westbrook

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Deborah D. Williamson

Dykema
San Antonio, TX

Planning Committee

William L. Wallander—Chair

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX

April Rogers—Director

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Omar J. Alaniz

Reed Smith LLP
Dallas, TX

R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr.

Attorney at Law
Lubbock, TX

Pam Bassel

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
Fort Worth, TX

Brian T. Cumings

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX

Catherine Stone Curtis

Pulman Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP
McAllen, TX

Sean B. Davis

Winstead PC
Houston, TX

Hon. Tony M. Davis

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX

Elizabeth Freeman

Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX

Christy Lingafelter Heimer

Heimer Law Offices P.C.
Austin, TX

Hon. Marvin Isgur

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Hon. Stacey G. C. Jernigan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Hon. Robert Lee Jones

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Lubbock, TX

Aaron M. Kaufman

Gray Reed
Dallas, TX

Lisa L. Lambert

Office of the U.S. Trustee
Dallas, TX

Deborah B. Langehennig

Chapter 13 Trustee
Austin, TX

Hon. Michelle Larson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Demetra Liggins

Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX

Angela Littwin

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Hon. Chris López

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Ryan Manns

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Dallas, TX

C. Luckey McDowell

Shearman & Sterling LLP
Dallas, TX

Kelli S. Norfleet

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX

Jay H. Ong

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Austin, TX

Gregory F. Pesce

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL

Michael R. "Buzz" Rochelle

Rochelle McCullough, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
McAllen, TX

Charlie Shelton

Hajjar Peters LLP
Austin, TX

Patricia Baron Tomasco

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Houston, TX

Yoshie Valadez

McCarthy & Holthus, LLP
Plano, TX

Jay L. Westbrook

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Deborah D. Williamson

Dykema
San Antonio, TX

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