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2017 Current Issues in Business Bankruptcy (Jan 2018)

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Session 1: Wanting a Seat at the Table: The Rise of Equity Committees - Existing equity holders of Chapter 11 debtors are increasingly requesting appointment of official committees of equity holders pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code. Examine the standard for appointment and role of equity committees, recent cases in which courts have granted and denied requests for appointment of an equity committee, and whether equity committees enhance shareholder recoveries in Chapter 11 cases.
 
Session 2: Planning on Staying? - Post-confirmation subject matter jurisdiction may well depend on how you draft your plan. Hear practice tips on how to avoid pitfalls.

Session 3: Chapter Five versus the Securities Markets—the Scope of Section 546(e) - Join counsel for the Respondent and the Petitioner respectively, as they discuss the briefing, arguments, and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration (and perhaps decision) of the scope of the Section 546(e) safe harbor in Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting.

Session 4: Business Bankruptcy / Pre-Planning Pitfalls - What steps should a company take or not take prior to a bankruptcy filing? Listen to a discussion about several topics around this question, including ethical considerations that often come into play.

Session 5: The Implications of Jevic on Business Bankruptcy Cases - More on Jevic and structured dismissals. Why? Because when the Supreme Court speaks once, we need to listen twice.

Session 6: Jevic Follow Up—Structured Dismissals and Gifting Cases - In Jevic, the Supreme Court held that a settlement incorporated in a structured dismissal of a Chapter 11 case could not violate the priority rules of the bankruptcy code. Most structured dismissals that violate the bankruptcy code's priority rules, however, are approved on the theory that the priority-skipping payments are gifts. Explore whether practitioners are trying to avoid the code's priorities using gifting theories, notwithstanding Jevic, and are they having success?
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Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 0.50 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. Wanting a Seat at the Table: The Rise of Equity Committees (Jan 2018)

Christopher Manuel Lopez, Kelli Norfleet

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 1 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Wanting a Seat at the Table: The Rise of Equity Committees (Jan 2018)

Existing equity holders of Chapter 11 debtors are increasingly requesting appointment of official committees of equity holders pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code. Examine the standard for appointment and role of equity committees, recent cases in which courts have granted and denied requests for appointment of an equity committee, and whether equity committees enhance shareholder recoveries in Chapter 11 cases.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Christopher Manuel Lopez, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Houston, TX
Kelli Norfleet, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX

2. Planning on Staying?  (Jan 2018)

Hon. Leif M. Clark (retired)

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 2 — 26 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

Planning on Staying?  (Jan 2018)

Post-confirmation subject matter jurisdiction may well depend on how you draft your plan. Hear practice tips on how to avoid pitfalls. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Leif M. Clark (retired), Leif M. Clark Consulting, PLLC - San Antonio, TX

3. Chapter Five versus the Securities Markets—the Scope of Section 546(e) (Jan 2018)

Jason J. DeJonker, Gregory S. Schwegmann

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 33 pgs
Paper (pdf) 70 pgs
Paper (pdf) 76 pgs
Paper (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 3 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Chapter Five versus the Securities Markets—the Scope of Section 546(e) (Jan 2018)

Join counsel for the Respondent and the Petitioner respectively, as they discuss the briefing, arguments, and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration (and perhaps decision) of the scope of the Section 546(e) safe harbor in Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Jason J. DeJonker, Bryan Cave LLP - Chicago, IL
Gregory S. Schwegmann, Reid Collins & Tsai LLP - Austin, TX

4. Business Bankruptcy / Pre-Planning Pitfalls (Jan 2018)

Charles Braley, Vickie L. Driver, Sugi Hadiwijaya

0.75 0.50 0.00 0.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 4 — 42 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 4:

Business Bankruptcy / Pre-Planning Pitfalls (Jan 2018)

What steps should a company take or not take prior to a bankruptcy filing? Discuss several topics around this question, including ethical considerations that often come into play.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Charles Braley, AlixPartners LLP - Chicago, IL
Vickie L. Driver, Husch Blackwell LLP - Dallas, TX
Sugi Hadiwijaya, CR3 Partners - Dallas, TX

5. The Implications of Jevic on Business Bankruptcy Cases (Jan 2018)

Louis M. Phillips

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 5 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

The Implications of Jevic on Business Bankruptcy Cases (Jan 2018)

More on Jevic and structured dismissals. Why? Because when the Supreme Court speaks once, we need to listen twice.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Louis M. Phillips, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Baton Rouge, LA

6. Jevic Follow Up—Structured Dismissals and Gifting Cases (Jan 2018)

Sally McDonald Henry

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 25 mins
Audio (mp3) 25 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 6 — 25 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Jevic Follow Up—Structured Dismissals and Gifting Cases (Jan 2018)

In Jevic, the Supreme Court held that a settlement incorporated in a structured dismissal of a Chapter 11 case could not violate the priority rules of the bankruptcy code. Most structured dismissals that violate the bankruptcy code's priority rules, however, are approved on the theory that the priority-skipping payments are gifts. Explore whether practitioners are trying to avoid the code's priorities using gifting theories, notwithstanding Jevic, and are they having success?  

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Sally McDonald Henry, Texas Tech School of Law - Lubbock, TX