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Chapter 13: Improving the Process


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 72 minutes
Recorded Date: August 04, 2017
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Agenda


  • Chapter 13 v. Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13 Hypothetical
  • Amended Chapter 13 Rules
Runtime: 1 hour and 12 minutes
Recorded: August 4, 2017

Description

This panel will discuss means of improving the chapter 13 process, including how to reduce abuses and thereby accelerate chapter 13 cases, as well as the new Rule amendments going into effect Dec. 1, 2017, and will contrast plans under chapters 11 and 13.

This program was recorded on August 4th, 2017.

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American Bankruptcy Institute

Panelists

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

President
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

Eugene R. Wedoff is the current president of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He served as a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Illinois (in Chicago) from 1987 to 2015 and as chief judge from 2002 to 2007. He presided over the chapter 11 reorganization of United Air Lines. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules from 2004-2014 and served as its chair after 2010.

Judge Wedoff was the president of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 2013 and 2014. He also served as a member of the NCBJ’s Board of Governors, as its secretary, and as chair of its education committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference. Judge Wedoff is the author of the chapter on professional employment in Queenan, Hendel and Hillinger, Chapter 11 Theory and Practice (LRP Publications, 1994), and has been an associate editor of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal.

Judge Wedoff is a frequent lecturer and has served as a member of the Federal Judicial Center’s Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education. In 2009, he received the Lawrence P. King Award from the Commercial Law League, and in 1995, he received the Excellence in Education Award from the NCBJ.

Scott F. Waterman

Partner
Waterman & Mayer LLP

Scott F. Waterman graduated from Tufts University in 1991 with a dual major in history and political science. He received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1994. He is a partner in the consumer bankruptcy firm of Waterman & Mayer, LLP, which has offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Media, Pennsylvania and Yardley, Pennsylvania. His practice is focused on consumer bankruptcy and commercial collection matters. He is a former Chairperson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and former State Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys for Eastern and Middle Pennsylvania. He is the current Chair of the Delaware County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee.

Mr. Waterman volunteers his time as a current board member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project which provides free legal assistance to indigent bankruptcy clients in Philadelphia.

In 2014 Mr. Waterman was appointed to be a member of the Local Rules Advisory Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in helping to draft new and updated local bankruptcy rules. That same year he served on the Bankruptcy Judge Merit Selection Committee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to which he was appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Last year he was honored to be inducted as a Fellow in Class 28 of the American College of Bankruptcy.


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