Bankruptcy Hot Topics with Bill Rochelle

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Runtime: 73 minutes
Recorded Date: December 03, 2020
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  • Bankruptcy cases argued in the Supreme Court this term
  • Controversial opinions from the last year
  • Supreme Court casts a shadow over routine Bankruptcy practice
  • Other topics for considerations
Runtime: 1 hour, 13 minutes
Recorded: December 3, 2020


What are the hottest topics in bankruptcy law? This panel of experts, moderated by ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle, will discuss and analyze current business and consumer bankruptcy law cases.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's 2020 Virtual Winter Leadership Conference on December 3rd, 2020.

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Paul R. Hage

Jeffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

Paul Hage leads our Insolvency & Reorganization practice group. He specializes in representing debtors, lenders, creditors’ committees, asset purchasers, unsecured creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings nationwide. Paul is also a member of the Firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Paul is a frequent write and speaker on bankruptcy law issues. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan Law School and is certified by the American Board of Certification as a specialist in business bankruptcy law. Additionally, he serves as the Co-Director of the Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, the largest single site moot court competition in the country and the only competition devoted to bankruptcy law.

Paul serves as the President of Access to Bankruptcy Court, a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide experienced bankruptcy counsel, free of charge, to low-income consumer debtors residing in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Patricia A. Redmond

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Allhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Patricia Redmond is a Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Shareholder in the Miami office. She lectures locally and nationally on various aspects of bankruptcy, particularly on Chapter 11 issues, and is frequently quoted in the Miami Herald and other business publications.

Hon. Hannah L. Blumenstiel

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California

Hannah L. Blumenstiel is a judge on the United States bankruptcy court, Northern District of California. She was appointed to the court on February 11, 2013.

From 1997 to 1998, Blumenstiel was an Assistant Attorney General with the Revenue Recovery Section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office where she "represented the State of Ohio's interests in bankruptcy cases." She was also a Law Clerk to Charles M. Caldwell from the United States bankruptcy court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division from 1998 to 2001. She worked as an associate with Winston & Strawn LLP from 2001 to 2008, until she became a partner from 2008 to 2012. In 2013, she was appointed a bankruptcy judge. She also lectures on bankruptcy, commercial litigation and receivership.

Blumensteil received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in 1992 and her J.D. from Capital University Law School in 1997.

William J. Rochelle, III

American Bankruptcy Institute

An insightful writer known for his authoritative take on legal developments affecting bankruptcy practice, Rochelle published for Bloomberg every day from 2007 until this fall.

Prior to his second career in journalism, he practiced bankruptcy law for 35 years, including 17 years as a partner in the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.

He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University, where he won Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar awards in the law school.

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