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2019 Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy eConference (Preorder)

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UT Law's 38th 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.

Program highlights:
  • 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 Reportlitigation 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.
  • 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 bankruptcyhealth 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.
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Expected availability 12/16/2019
TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2020

$625