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2020 Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy eConference

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2020 Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy eConference
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it was an interesting format but maybe a little to focused on Covid issues.

I’ve attended several UT Law programs over the last 15 years, this one was well done, and online was not too bad, and maybe better as you can easily bring in notable speakers from anywhere. As a participant, it allowed me to go back and hear a point again, or stop, to take care of my own business. Well done, pls keep the on line on demand option, add CPE coverage options for CPA’s And other professions . The only one which was rugged and needs improvement was ray Perryman, very hard to understand , even after RE winding, audio was not well done, and he needs to use charts , I was looking forward to that topic, and was disappointed , how couldn’t he use some charts or data.

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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. 
  • 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!

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 15.50 | 3.75 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2021

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1. Recent Developments (Dec 2020)

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

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Recent Developments (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

2. Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Dec 2020)

Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, Hon. Stacey G. C. Jernigan, Lisa L. Lambert, Jarrod Martin, Behrooz P. Vida

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Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Dec 2020)

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!

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX
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

3. Complex Chapter 11 Cases – the Big Picture (Dec 2020)

Demetra Liggins, Hon. Marvin Isgur, Ashley Harper, Alfredo R. Pérez

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Complex Chapter 11 Cases – the Big Picture (Dec 2020)

A lively discussion of current trends in complex chapter 11 work in Texas.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

Demetra Liggins, Thompson & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
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

4. The Surprising Possibility of Student Loan Discharges (Dec 2020)

Hon. Mark X. Mullin, John Rao, Charlie Shelton

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The Surprising Possibility of Student Loan Discharges (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

5. Judges Panel on Vexing Issues in Consumer Cases (Dec 2020)

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, Hon. Robert Lee Jones, Hon. Chris López

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Session 5 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics
Judges Panel on Vexing Issues in Consumer Cases (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

6. Hot Topics in the Healthcare Space (Dec 2020)

Brian T. Cumings, Casey Roy

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Session 6 — 30 mins, credit 0.50
Hot Topics in the Healthcare Space (Dec 2020)

Discussion of provider agreements and disputes, custodianship and disposition of patient records, Medicaid participation, and other critical issues arising in healthcare bankruptcies.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

7. Shopping for Solutions During a Pandemic: Retail Bankruptcies in the COVID-19 Era (Dec 2020)

Ian T. Peck, Jennifer Wertz

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Session 7 — 27 mins, credit 0.50
Shopping for Solutions During a Pandemic: Retail Bankruptcies in the COVID-19 Era (Dec 2020)

Discuss how retailers are using Chapter 11 to address the extreme challenges posed by the worldwide health crisis. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

8. You’re Hired—Now What? Navigating the Requirements for Professional Retention in Bankruptcy (Dec 2020)

Charles A. Beckham Jr., Kelli S. Norfleet

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You’re Hired—Now What? Navigating the Requirements for Professional Retention in Bankruptcy (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

9. The Midstream Contract World Defined in Four Parts (Dec 2020)

Matthew Dudley Cavenaugh, Camisha L. Simmons, Patricia Baron Tomasco

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Session 9 — 44 mins, credit 0.75
The Midstream Contract World Defined in Four Parts (Dec 2020)

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).

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

10. How to Value Assets in an Economic Downturn (Dec 2020)

Hon. David R. Jones, Ryan Manns, Jan Naifeh

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How to Value Assets in an Economic Downturn (Dec 2020)

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

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

11. Delaware v. Texas (Dec 2020)

Hon. H. Christopher Mott, Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

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Session 11 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics
Delaware v. Texas (Dec 2020)

Are there real differences in bankruptcy in these two prominent jurisdictions? Find out from these two preeminent judges.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. H. Christopher Mott, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX
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

12. Judges Panel—Technology and the Courtroom Before and After COVID-19 (Dec 2020)

Alexandra Brak, Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, Hon. David R. Jones, Hon. Ronald B. King, Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades

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Judges Panel—Technology and the Courtroom Before and After COVID-19 (Dec 2020)

Will we ever go back to live hearings in the courtroom? 

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

Alexandra Brak, 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
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

13. Late-in-Life Bankruptcies (Dec 2020)

Edward C. Boltz, Robert M. Lawless

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Session 13 — 29 mins, credit 0.50
Late-in-Life Bankruptcies (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

14. Recent Developments II (Dec 2020)

Deborah B. Langehennig, Omar J. Alaniz, Aaron M. Kaufman, Demetra Liggins

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Session 14 — 56 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics
Recent Developments II (Dec 2020)

Virtually every relevant case of the past year, Part II. A discussion of business and consumer bankruptcy decisions essential to your practice.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

15. Me? Biased? Studying Implicit Bias and How it Affects Your Decisions (Dec 2020)

Claude E. Ducloux

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Session 15 — 44 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics
Me? Biased? Studying Implicit Bias and How it Affects Your Decisions (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

16. Passive Violations of the Automatic Stay - Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em (Dec 2020)

Evan J. Atkinson, Jason Enright

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Session 16 — 30 mins, credit 0.50
Passive Violations of the Automatic Stay - Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

17. The Outlook for the US and Texas Economies in a Post-COVID-19 Environment (Dec 2020)

M. Ray Perryman

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Session 17 — 26 mins, credit 0.50
The Outlook for the US and Texas Economies in a Post-COVID-19 Environment (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

18. Dumpster Fires 101 - Free Fall Bankruptcy Filings (Dec 2020)

David S. Meyer, Gregory F. Pesce, Caroline A. Reckler

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Session 18 — 43 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics
Dumpster Fires 101 - Free Fall Bankruptcy Filings (Dec 2020)

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. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

19. Dealing with the Government: The SBA Before and After COVID (Dec 2020)

Kay B. Walker

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Session 19 — 29 mins, credit 0.50
Dealing with the Government: The SBA Before and After COVID (Dec 2020)

Discuss practical considerations when dealing with a government agency, remedies available against the SBA, and recent court opinions regarding the SBA and PPP loans.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

20. You’re out! Swapping Boards and Other Management Strategies Planning for Bankruptcy (Dec 2020)

Robert J. Dehney, Jay H. Ong, Sarah Ann Link Schultz

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Session 20 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics
You’re out! Swapping Boards and Other Management Strategies Planning for Bankruptcy (Dec 2020)

Discuss the strategic considerations relating to bankruptcy case authorization and administration in the face of restrictive corporate governance.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

21. Selling Technology Out of a Bankruptcy (Dec 2020)

Lynn Hamilton Butler, Ed Powell

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Session 21 — 27 mins, credit 0.50
Selling Technology Out of a Bankruptcy (Dec 2020)

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?  

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

22. Mass Tort Bankruptcies (Dec 2020)

Rakhee V. Patel, Arik Preis, Richard S. Schmidt

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Session 22 — 49 mins, credit 0.75
Mass Tort Bankruptcies (Dec 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2020 Bankruptcy Conference

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

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