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2018 Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy eConference (Dec 2018)

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UT Law's 37th 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 and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy.
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Total Credit Hours:
14.75 | 3.50 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Bankruptcy Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$595  

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1. Recent Developments (Dec 2018)

Jay L. Westbrook, R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr., Deborah B. Langehennig, Bill Rochelle, Deborah D. Williamson

1.25 0.50 0.00 1.25 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 79 mins
Audio (mp3) 79 mins
Paper (pdf) 270 pgs
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
Paper (pdf) 38 pgs
Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 1 — 79 mins, credit 1.25 | 0.50 ethics

Session 1:

Recent Developments (Dec 2018)

Professor Westbrook, and his usual supporting cast, discuss the year's most important business and consumer cases.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Jay L. Westbrook, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr., Attorney at Law - Lubbock, TX
Deborah B. Langehennig, Chapter 13 Trustee - Austin, TX
Bill Rochelle, American Bankruptcy Institute - New York, NY
Deborah D. Williamson, Dykema Cox Smith - San Antonio, TX

2. Mediation Maximus (Dec 2018)

Hon. Leif M. Clark, Sylvia A. Mayer

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 2 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Mediation Maximus (Dec 2018)

Do’s and don’ts to maximize the potential for a positive mediated outcome and avoid wasting time and money.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Leif M. Clark, Leif M. Clark Consulting, PLLC - San Antonio, TX
Sylvia A. Mayer, S. Mayer Law PLLC - Houston, TX

3. What Every Bankruptcy Lawyer Should Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Dec 2018)

John T. Bradford

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 3 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

What Every Bankruptcy Lawyer Should Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Dec 2018)

Discuss the changes in the tax law, brought about by the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, that impact debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, and, in particular, how those changes impact the value of the bankruptcy estate to prospective bidders for assets in the estate.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

John T. Bradford, Liskow & Lewis - Houston, TX

4. Puerto Rico Lessons Learned (Dec 2018)

Amy Caton

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 4 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Puerto Rico Lessons Learned (Dec 2018)

Puerto Rico's insolvency is changing the law of municipal insolvencies — a spate of litigation has already produced numerous decisions from the trial court, six opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit Court and one from the Supreme Court in the last two years alone. Hear lessons learned, and issues opened and unresolved, for other troubled state and local governments.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Amy Caton, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - New York, NY

5. In the Hot Seat: In-House Counsel as Witnesses (Dec 2018)

Eric D. Madden

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 5 — 31 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 5:

In the Hot Seat: In-House Counsel as Witnesses (Dec 2018)

The use of in-house counsel as a witness has potential benefits and – more importantly – pitfalls for both the client and counsel. Learn what is the best way to navigate those ethical and legal pitfalls.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Eric D. Madden, Reid Collins & Tsai LLP - Dallas, TX

6. Adequate Protections (Dec 2018)

Patrick L. Hughes

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 6 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Adequate Protections (Dec 2018)

Evaluate the trends of adequate protection in the use, sale or lease of property of the estate. Focus on a few case studies and review the legal trends and types of adequate protection which courts have either recently approved or which may become more common in the future, especially as interest rates and liquidity tightens.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Patrick L. Hughes, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX

7. Workout Tactics and Other Strategies to Avoid Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Dec 2018)

Kevin Mark Lippman, Mark Shapiro

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 7 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

Workout Tactics and Other Strategies to Avoid Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Dec 2018)

With the expense of Chapter 11 increasing, what tactics or strategies should a restructuring professional consider if Chapter 11 bankruptcy is not the preferred alternative.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Kevin Mark Lippman, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Mark Shapiro, GlassRatner - Dallas, TX

8. Expert Nightmares (Dec 2018)

Hon. Marvin Isgur, J. Ken Johnson

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 8 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 8:

Expert Nightmares (Dec 2018)

Getting your expert’s opinion into the record and adopted by the Court can be the difference between victory and defeat. Using published opinions as a springboard, key turning points in assisting and persuading the Court with expert opinions are examined.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
J. Ken Johnson, Martin | Walton LLP - Houston, TX

9. (Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chapter 11 Plans (Dec 2018)

Aaron Michael Kaufman, David W. Parham, Alexandra Schwarzman

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Video (mp4) 37 mins
Audio (mp3) 37 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 9 — 37 mins, credit 0.50

Session 9:

(Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chapter 11 Plans (Dec 2018)

Before heading off for cocktail hour, be sure to brush up on chapter 11 plan developments so you can be the life of the party. Discuss recent plan-related developments including substantive consolidation, “per plan” versus “per debtor” considerations, third-party releases, artificial impairment, good faith and a number of other issues that will keep your guests thoroughly entertained.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Aaron Michael Kaufman, Dykema Gossett PLLC - Dallas, TX
David W. Parham, Akerman - Dallas, TX
Alexandra Schwarzman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Chicago, IL

10. Jevic in the Consumer Context (Dec 2018)

Michael V. Baumer

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 37 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 10 — 37 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 10:

Jevic in the Consumer Context (Dec 2018)

Can a Chapter 7 trustee really sell my underwater homestead? Some courts say yes, but probably not in Texas.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Michael V. Baumer, Law Office of Michael Baumer - Austin, TX

11. Automatic Stay/Turnover (Dec 2018)

Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman

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Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 11 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 11:

Automatic Stay/Turnover (Dec 2018)

Is refusal to turn over property post-petition a violation of the stay? Discuss turnover after In Re Cowan, 849 F. 3rd 943 (10th Cir. 2017). 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

12. Loss Mitigation in Texas (Dec 2018)

Pamela A. Bassel

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Audio (mp3) 36 mins
Paper (pdf) 57 pgs

SESSION 12 — 36 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

Loss Mitigation in Texas (Dec 2018)

Not just for homestead! A committee of the Bankruptcy Law Section has submitted a loss mitigation program for statewide implementation to our bankruptcy judges. Hear the latest on the loan modification program proposed for Texas. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Pamela A. Bassel, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth, TX

13. Bankruptcy Exemptions - A Practical Approach (Dec 2018)

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

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Audio (mp3) 51 mins
Paper (pdf) 40 pgs
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 13 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 13:

Bankruptcy Exemptions - A Practical Approach (Dec 2018)

Bankruptcy Exemptions can be a debtor's best friend or worst nightmare if not used correctly. Attend this breakout session where Judges Gargotta and Rodriguez will discuss how to deal and not deal with exemption issues pre-bankruptcy. As an added bonus, a portable "Bankruptcy Exemption - Quick Reference Guide" prepared by the Judges is available to the first 50 attendees. Don't miss out!
 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX

14. Legal Ethics About Cryptocurrencies (Dec 2018)

John D. Baumgartner, John P. Melko, Peter S. Vogel

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Slides (pdf) 27 pgs

SESSION 14 — 43 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 14:

Legal Ethics About Cryptocurrencies (Dec 2018)

Bitcoin and others of the 1,600+ cryptocurrencies are headline news every day, but also possible assets of debtors in bankruptcy. Explore the ethical issues lawyers need to be aware of regarding cryptocurrencies.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

John D. Baumgartner, Stout Advisory - Houston, TX
John P. Melko, Foley Gardere, Foley & Lardner LLP - Houston, TX
Peter S. Vogel, Foley Gardere, Foley & Lardner LLP - Dallas, TX

15. #NoTweetingAfterMidnight: Ethical Risks in Social Media Use (Dec 2018)

John G. Browning

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 15 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 15:

#NoTweetingAfterMidnight: Ethical Risks in Social Media Use (Dec 2018)

Hear valuable guidance on dealing with the ethical minefield that is social media. Using real world examples and ethics opinions, discuss the areas of practice in which social media use (or misuse) can present ethical and disciplinary concerns, as well as tips for using social media responsibly.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

John G. Browning, Passman & Jones - Dallas, TX

16. Technology in the Courtroom (Dec 2018)

Hon. David R. Jones

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins

SESSION 16 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 16:

Technology in the Courtroom (Dec 2018)

Overview of courtroom technologies available to effectively and persuasively present visual and audio materials in court proceedings; evidentiary considerations associated with such technology use; and related practice tips and pointers.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. David R. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

17. Circuit Splits (Dec 2018)

Christina W. Stephenson

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Video (mp4) 23 mins
Audio (mp3) 23 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 17 — 23 mins, credit 0.50

Session 17:

Circuit Splits (Dec 2018)

Discuss key decisions distinguishing the Fifth Circuit from other Circuits in business bankruptcy cases.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Christina W. Stephenson, Husch Blackwell LLP - Dallas, TX

18. Marijuana and Bankruptcy: Just Say No! (Dec 2018)

Kyung S. Lee, Steven N. Levine

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Paper (pdf) 64 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 18 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 18:

Marijuana and Bankruptcy: Just Say No! (Dec 2018)

Examine the intersection of Bankruptcy and Marijuana Laws. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Kyung S. Lee, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP - Houston, TX
Steven N. Levine, Husch Blackwell LLP - Denver, CO

19. Fiduciary Duties In Other Systems  (Dec 2018)

John Pottow

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins

SESSION 19 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 19:

Fiduciary Duties In Other Systems  (Dec 2018)

Discuss how far from the United States they stray and are they right to do so? 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

John Pottow, University of Michigan Law School - Ann Arbor, MI

20. Individual Chapter 11’s and the Twists and Turns They Can Present (Dec 2018)

E. Lee Morris, Paul E. Heath

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Video (mp4) 49 mins
Audio (mp3) 49 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 20 — 49 mins, credit 0.75

Session 20:

Individual Chapter 11’s and the Twists and Turns They Can Present (Dec 2018)

Explore what an individual Chapter 11 case is, what it isn’t, and how to identify and address some of the challenges you may experience along the way.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

E. Lee Morris, Fort Worth, TX
Paul E. Heath, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Dallas, TX

21. Ethical Considerations in Section 363 Sales (Dec 2018)

Susan M. Freeman

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 21 — 43 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 21:

Ethical Considerations in Section 363 Sales (Dec 2018)

When (if ever) may insiders and court-approved professionals acquire bankruptcy estate assets? What must be disclosed? What ethical restrictions apply to sale negotiations? What are the consequences of unethical actions when transferring estate assets?

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Susan M. Freeman, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP - Phoenix, AZ

22. Judicial Spotlight (Dec 2018)

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 57 mins

SESSION 22 — 57 mins, credit 1.00

Session 22:

Judicial Spotlight (Dec 2018)

The old guard interviews the new guard. Hear Judges Isgur and Gargotta facilitate conversation with Judges Rodriguez and Norman regarding judicial philosophies, procedures, and general practice tips. Come and learn more about what makes all of these judges tick!
 

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX