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Consumer: Revisiting FRBP 3015.1 - How Courts and Cases are Implementing Rule 3015.1 Five Months On

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: April 21, 2018
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11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Bankruptcy Rule 3015(c)
  • How to Serve an Individual
  • How to Serve a Domestic or Foreign Corporation/Partnership/Association
  • How to Serve the U.S. Offices & Agencies
  • How to Serve a State or Municipal Organization
  • How to Serve a United States Trustee
  • Service of Process on an Insured Depository Institution
  • Problematic Methods
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: April 21, 2018


This panel will review and debate issues regarding the new official form for chapter 13 plans, including how courts are tinkering with Rule 3015.1 — and why courts think they have the ability to do so.

This program was recorded on April 21st, 2018.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Lon A. Jenkins

Chapter 13 Trustee
Office of the Chapter 13 for the District of Utah

Lon A. Jenkins is the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the District of Utah in Salt Lake City, appointed in September 2015. He has practiced bankruptcy law in Salt Lake City for 35 years, with the majority of his career having been spent with a large national law firm’s Salt Lake City branch office.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Jenkins specialized primarily in chapter 11 reorganizations and related litigation, representing a variety of constituents in chapter 11 cases including debtors, chapter 11 trustees, creditors’ committees, secured creditors and indenture trustees. He served as lead bankruptcy counsel to the chapter 11 trustee in the multiyear, multi-billion dollar Cajun Electric bankruptcy case based in Baton Rouge, La. In addition, upon his selection by the Securities and Exchange Commission, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah as receiver in federal Ponzi scheme cases to administer receivership estates for the benefit of defrauded investors.

Mr. Jenkins is a frequent speaker and panelist on a variety of bankruptcy-related topics. He also is engaged in community and civic organizations in the Salt Lake City area, participating on various nonprofit boards and committees.

Mr. Jenkins received his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law, where he served as a member of the Utah Law Review.

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Ariane R. Holtschlag

Associate Attorney
Law Office of William J. Factor

Ariane R. Holtschlag is an associate attorney with the Law Office of William J. Factor in Chicago, where her practice is focused primarily in the field of consumer bankruptcy and is equally divided among representing trustees, debtors and creditors in chapters 7 and 13. She also represents individuals and small businesses in chapter 11.

Ms. Holtschlag has spoken at several bankruptcy education programs and also volunteered for CARE, speaking to high school students about credit and bankruptcy. In 2017, she was chosen as one of ABI’s inaugural “40 Under 40” award recipients in recognition of her achievements.

Ms. Holtschlag received her undergraduate degree in 2004 from Illinois Wesleyan University and her J.D. from the University of Iowa in 2007.

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Michael T. Bates

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Michael T. Bates is a vice president and assistant general counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Dallas, where he provides legal advice to Chase’s mortgage banking bankruptcy group.

Prior to joining Chase, he was a partner in the law firm of Fox Rothschild, LLP, where he provided legal advice to the consumer financial services industry on regulatory and legal compliance issues related to bankruptcy, consumer collections and other default-related servicing issues. He also served for more than 21 years as a senior vice president and senior company counsel for Wells Fargo & Co., where he provided legal advice to all of Wells Fargo’s consumer bankruptcy groups.

Mr. Bates is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Iowa. He is an active member of NACTT and currently co-chairs its Mortgage Committee.

Mr. Bates received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and his J.D. with honors from Hamline University School of Law.

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