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Ethics: Have I Gone Too Far?


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 73 minutes
Recorded Date: August 05, 2017
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Agenda


  • Introduction
  • Relevant Criminal Statutes
  • Title 18, Section 152(1) - Concealment of Assets
  • Title 18, Section 152(3) - False Oaths
  • Title 18, Section 152(4) - Filing of False Claims
  • Sections 153, 154, 155, 156, 157
  • Generally Applicable Criminal Statutes
  • Criminal Contempt Authority of Bankruptcy Judges
  • An Overview on Sanctions in Bankruptcy Court
Runtime: 1 hour and 13 minutes
Recorded: August 5, 2017

Description

Our expert panel will discuss the ethical dangers of representing your client too zealously in bankruptcy cases.

This program was recorded on August 5th, 2017.

Provided By

American Bankruptcy Institute

Panelists

Sara C. Temes

Member
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Sara is a business restructuring, creditors' rights and bankruptcy attorney who concentrates her practice in a wide range of business restructuring and bankruptcy matters, including out-of-court workouts, cross-border insolvency cases and representations of debtors, creditors, landlords, lenders and purchasers in cases filed under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

She also advises senior managers and boards of directors of financially troubled companies with respect to restructuring strategies.

Sara received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2003.

Brett D. Fallon

Partner
Morris James LLP

Brett D. Fallon has over 30 years of litigation experience in all Delaware Courts. His record includes a list of almost 100 published court decisions indexed by Lexis or Westlaw, including many seminal issues in bankruptcy and corporate law.

Brett represents the full range of parties in bankruptcy proceedings and litigates complex commercial disputes in the Court of Chancery, Superior Court, and the United States District Court. In his bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice, Brett represents debtors, creditors’ committees, debtor-in-possession lenders, debtor officers and directors, vendors (including extensive reclamation and 503(b)(9) experience), landlords, tenants, equipment lessors, insurance companies, and parties purchasing assets out of bankruptcy. He has deep experience with preference and fraudulent transfer litigation matters, as well as receiverships.

In his corporate and commercial litigation practice, he represents directors, shareholders and financial advisors in class and derivative actions, joint venturers, stockholders seeking stock lists and information, and a wide variety of parties in commercial disputes.

Nancy A. Valentine

Principal
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC

Nancy Valentine is a nationally recognized attorney with extensive litigation and transactional experience representing financial institutions, privately held companies, receivers and individuals. She is a counselor and problem solver with the ultimate goal of her client regularly in mind.

She regularly leads teams of attorneys in large transactions, such as a $100 million distressed loan package, notable not only for its size, but also for its complexity, requiring financing, restructuring, sales, federal district court litigation and the coordination of simultaneous bankruptcy cases.

Nancy's practice has focused on representing middle-market buyers and sellers in complex transactions. She represents secured creditors, equipment lessors, landlords, asset-based lenders and general creditors, and debtors in bankruptcy and in federal-court and state-court litigation proceedings as well as civil litigation such as receiverships and collection matters. Nancy also has particular experience in distressed real estate matters, and often counsels clients on planning, managing and better protecting their companies when growing relationships with customers and suppliers.


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