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Jay L. Westbrook
2019 Bankruptcy

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Jay L. Westbrook
2018 Bankruptcy

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. It also provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights: Led by Professor Jay L. Westbrook Recent Developments, the perennial favorite, is back with a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases. Learn what makes the judges tick as the old guard, Judges Isgur, Parker and Gargotta interview the new guard in the Judicial Spotlight. Hear valuable guidance and explore the ethical issues that lawyers need to be aware of regarding cryptocurrencies and social media use. Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on the use of in-house counsel as witnesses; the trends of adequate protection in the use, sale or lease of property of the estate; what tactics or strategies should be considered if Chapter 11 is not the preferred alternative; and recent Chapter 11 plan-related developments including substantive consolidation, “per plan” versus “per debtor” considerations, and third-party releases. Consumer Track includes discussions on Jevic in the consumer context; turnover after In Re Cowan, 849 F. 3rd 943; the latest on the loan modification program proposed for Texas; and how to deal and not deal with exemption issues pre-bankruptcy. Gain insight on the use of technology in the courtroom; circuit splits; ethical considerations in section 363 sales; how to maximize the potential for a positive mediation outcome; and much more. more



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Jay L. Westbrook
2017 Bankruptcy

UT Law's 36th 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. Program highlights: Listen as Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments. A Peek Under the Robes: Judicial Panel, moderated by Judge H. Christopher Mott offers a unique showdown between Bankruptcy Judges and their trusty Law Clerks Get the latest on bankruptcies in the real estate, healthcare, and retail industries Hear presentations from both concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on the rise of equity committees; 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; what steps a company should and should not take prior to a bankruptcy filing; implications of Jevic on business bankruptcy cases; and practice tips to avoid pitfalls in post-confirmation subject matter jurisdiction. Consumer Track includes discussions on dischargeability of taxes in Chapter 7 and 13 cases; Community Property, Divorce and Bankruptcy—What Could Possibly go Wrong; How to Make the Trustee Happy and Keep Your Client out of Trouble; Espinosa Update and Other Post-Confirmation Chapter 13 Matters. Gain insight on Jevic; student loans; SCOTUS judicial decision making; formulating, confirming and implementing complex plans; trail advocacy for bankruptcy practitioners; and much more. more




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Jay L. Westbrook
2016 Bankruptcy

UT Law's outstanding 35th 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. Program highlights include: Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks Business Track includes a discussion on the Sabine Bankruptcy decision, with Professor Owen Anderson and Judge David R. Jones, a look at the “impossibility” of third party releases in the Fifth Circuit, recent developments in Chapter 9, with Judge Christopher Klein and Sonia Colón, and Judge Craig Gargotta and Ashley Gargour present on Bankruptcy Remoteness; Consumer Track includes discussions on The Early Innings: Vesting and Surrendering Real Property, with Judge Eugene Wedoff and Tara Twomey, Ethical Issues for Debtor’s Counsel, Chapter 13 Pitfalls and Traps—Things to Watch Out For, with Ch. 13 Trustee, Pamela Bassel and Ravi Ratnala, and Judge Eduardo V. Rodriguez and Michael Baumer speak about Losing Your Exemption. Judge Keith Lundin, delivers the Friday luncheon presentation, Trustee Duties and Liability Learn about bankruptcy in the Oil and Gas field, with presentations on Wildcatter 101—Oil and Gas Basics for Bankruptcy Professionals, Oil and Gas Environmental Concerns and Issues and Six Numbers to Remember—7, 11, 18, 22, 29, and 363: Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Exit Strategies and Realities Judge Jeff Bohm, Judge Tony M. Davis and Patricia Baron Tomasco, explore the re-characterization and subordination of equity jurisprudence and its limits present in Where Have all The Equities Gone? Interact and network with judges, trustees and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship on Wednesday evening will be delivered by Dr. Janis Sarra, Presidential Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia and Professor of Law, Peter Allard School of Law. Dr. Sarra is a globally recognized expert in insolvency and bankruptcy law, corporate finance, corporate governance, and securities law. Dr. Sarra speaks on The Horatio Alger Narrative and the Bankruptcy of Entrepreneurs. more




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Jay L. Westbrook
2015 Bankruptcy

UT Law's outstanding Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, now in its 34th year, is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. This 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. Program highlights include: Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments Judge H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, moderates discussion with new bankruptcy judges within the Fifth Circuit—Judge Clifton R. Jessup, Jr., Judge John Kolwe, Judge Mark X. Mullin, and Judge Eduardo V. Rodriquez—as they share their experiences and first impressions from their short time on the bench Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks—the Business Track includes tips on how to adjust your practice in seeking compensation post-Woerner and post-ASARCO, as well as recent developments in cross-border sales, structured dismissals and fraudulent transfer law; the Consumer Track provides an analysis of this year’s best, worst and most useful decisions affecting Chapters 7 and 13, along with practical advice for plan confirmation in sections 1322 and 1325, and the opportunity to learn about the current developments, open issues and best practices in the complex and very important area of exemptions Judge Bruce A. Markell, Northwestern University School of Law, examines three significant bankruptcy opinions, Wellness, Caulkett, and Bullard Learn about bankruptcy and insolvency in the Oil and Gas field, with presentations on Exploration and Production Companies vs. Service Companies, Oil and Gas Valuation Dislocation, and The ABC’s of Financing Oil and Gas Transactions Professor Michael W. Brandl, The Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, provides an economist's insight on the current state and the future of both domestic and international lending and debt markets   more




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Jay L. Westbrook
2014 Bankruptcy

UT Law's outstanding Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, now in its 33rd year, 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.   Key reasons to attend: Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments Gain insight from Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr., Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE, Rafael Ali Stone, General Counsel of the Houston Rockets, and William K. Snyder, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, into the reasons professional sports teams and sports media file for bankruptcy protection Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks—Business Track includes an analysis of healthcare providers, corporate affiliates, and law firm insolvencies and bankruptcies, as well as restructurings in the renewable energy industry; the Consumer Track provides an introduction to Chapter 12, an update on current issues in Chapter 13, a look at IRS tax debts and discharge in bankruptcy, and more Donald S. Bernstein, Davis Polk & Wardell LLP, New York, NY, addresses the issues and topics, including some of the most difficult questions to be answered, that are under consideration in the forthcoming ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission report Hear coverage of recent cases in bankruptcy law including Clark v. Rameker, Law v. Siegel, Stern v. Marshall and Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison in Supreme Court Update Learn how parties and Congress are nibbling away at protections and provisions of the Bankruptcy Code Angela Litwin, The University of Texas School of Law, discusses recent developments in student loans—a fast-moving and important part of the bankruptcy world more




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Jay L. Westbrook
2013 Bankruptcy

UT Law's outstanding 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. Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners in the perennial favorite, Recent Case Law Update Review the latest developments from the Fifth Circuit on Section 1129, Chapter 15 and Vitro Learn how to put the new USTP Fee Guidelines into practice Hear experts address policy issues important to Texas practitioners, including fundamental bankruptcy jurisdiction and venue at the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, Field Hearing more




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2012 Bankruptcy

UT Law's outstanding Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, in its 31st year, 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 including: Renowned bankruptcy judges go head-to-head in a debate about Stern v. Marshall Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments Business and Consumer Tracks address a mix of business and consumer bankruptcy topics at an advanced level Bankruptcy Issues in the Energy and Power Industry Reception on Thursday evening offers a great networking opportunity with fellow colleagues and conference faculty Come a day early for the John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship to be delivered by the Honourable Madam Justice Barbara Romaine, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, Calgary, Canada. Justice Romaine speaks on why cross-border proceedings between our countries work with relative ease and shares her thoughts about existing issues and the challenges to come. more



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2011 Bankruptcy

The Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is the leading bankruptcy program in the Southwest and one of the premier programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of academics, judges, and practitioners, and addresses a mix of business and consumer bankruptcy topics at an advanced level. The 2011 program draws from a wide range of renowned speakers, including the Hon. W. Royal Furgeson, Jr., as the Friday keynote luncheon speaker, Bill Rochelle from media sponsor Bloomberg Law, and UT Law professor Henry Hu, formerly of the SEC. The ever-popular Jay Westbrook opens the conference with his “Recent Developments” panel, and speaks again Friday morning alongside panelists Ralph Brubaker, Ken Klee, and Jerry Smith for “Bankruptcy Jurisdiction after Stern v. Marshall.” more



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2010 Bankruptcy

The Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is the leading bankruptcy program in the Southwest and one of the premier programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of academics, judges and practitioners, and addresses a mix of business and consumer bankruptcy topics at an advanced level. The 2010 program opens with the ever-popular Jay Westbrook and colleagues on "Recent Developments" and includes world-class speakers on topics of current interest to bankruptcy practitioners. The program provides extensive opportunities to hear from and interact with bankruptcy judges including Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, Dallas, TX; Hon. Leif M. Clark, San Antonio, TX; Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez, New York, NY; Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, Plano, TX; and Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi, Wilmington, DE. more



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2009 Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy

The Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is the leading bankruptcy program in the Southwest and one of the premier programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of academics, judges and practitioners, and addresses a mix of business and consumer bankruptcy topics at an advanced level. This year's program opens with the ever-popular Jay Westbrook and colleagues on "Recent Developments" and includes special coverage of real estate, oil and gas, Chapter 13, small business, credit bidding and 363 sales. The following judges are part of the 2009 conference: Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff, Chicago, IL Hon. Leif M. Clark, San Antonio, TX Hon. Stacey G. C. Jernigan, Dallas, TX Hon. Keith Lundin, Nashville, TN Hon. D. Michael Lynn, Fort Worth, TX Hon. William M. Schultz, Houston, TX Hon. Alan S. Trust, Central Islip, NY more



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2008 Bankruptcy

UT’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference brings together leading members of the bankruptcy bench, bar, and academia. The 2008 conference highlights include: • Jay Westbrook’s panel on recent developments • Where’s the Boom? – the economy is bad so why is there not more bang in the bust? • Bankruptcy alternatives: ABC’s and other ways to obtain a decent burial • Economist’s luncheon presentation — where is the economy headed • Strong mix of business and consumer issues • Strategic use of involuntary bankruptcy • Cars, home-equity, reaffirmation agreements and more… • Privilege, proof of claims, sticky confirmation issues and more much more! more



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2007 Bankruptcy

The Bankruptcy Conference brings together leading members of the bankruptcy bench, bar, and academia. Conference highlights include: • Jay Westbrook’s panel on recent developments • A primer on risk management tools and techniques • The changing landscape of debt deals • Issues in the subprime arena • LLCs/partnerships in bankruptcy • Bankruptcy, M&A, and corporate governance • Emerging duties to disclose: Rule 2019 • Separate business and consumer bankruptcy tracks and much more! more



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2006 Bankruptcy

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Bankruptcy Conference brings together leading members of the bankruptcy bench, bar, and academia for presentations of consumer and business bankruptcy issues. A nationally-recognized faculty will present recent developments and pending issues; valuation uncertainty in large Chapter 11 reorganizations; intercreditor issues and fee requests; growth of federal bankruptcy jurisdiction; BAPCPA issues; and much more. more



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2005 Bankruptcy

This flagship program brings together leading members of the bankruptcy bench, bar, and academia for presentations of business bankruptcy issues and emerging consumer issues. more



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2004 Bankruptcy

This flagship program brings together leading members of the bankruptcy bench, bar, and academia for presentations of business bankruptcy issues and emerging consumer issues. more



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2003 Bankruptcy


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