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Ethics in Bankruptcy


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 71 minutes
Recorded Date: September 09, 2017
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Agenda

  • Judicial Authority in Bankruptcy
  • Court Conduct
  • Honesty and Candor
  • Counsel's Reliance on Client's Representation
  • Mediation Conduct
  • Business Conflicts
  • Senior and Junior Lawyers
  • The Intersection between State Ethics Rules on Fee Entitlement
  • Bankruptcy Court's Role Over Fees and Distribution of Property of the Estate
  • Ethical Conduct in Bankruptcy Cases
Runtime: 1 hour and 11 minutes
Recorded: September 9, 2017

Description

Recent court decisions on legal ethics of which you should be aware. Join our interactive discussion on the latest examples of unethical behavior — you may be surprised by what you hear.

This program was recorded on September 9th, 2017.

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American Bankruptcy Institute

Panelists

Robbin L. Itkin

Partner
DLA Piper

Robbin Itkin is an attorney, mediator, trustee and advisor whose clients turn to her to protect their financial interests in new and troubled transactions. Among her high-profile clients are entertainers, producers, directors, writers and athletes, company CEOs and board members, as well as private and public companies in the entertainment, sports, real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, retail, transportation and other industries.

Robbin has successfully restructured billions of dollars of debt in out-of-court restructurings and in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. The Century City Bar Association named her “Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year” for 2013. From advising startups on how to remain financially strong to resolving financially distressed situations and helping to opportunistically acquire assets out of bankruptcies, Robbin counsels clients throughout the life cycle of their businesses and personal journeys

Edward T. Gavin

Managing Director & Founding Partner
Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Ted Gavin is a Certified Turnaround Professional and the managing partner of Gavin/Solmonese LLC. He has over 20 years of experience working with distressed companies and their stakeholders in diverse industries, including retail, transportation, regulated and non-regulated manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare, professional services, construction, and metal-forming. He has served in leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing, information technology, and regulatory affairs functions. Ted has extensive experience in strategic planning and process re-engineering, with hands-on management experience in nonprofit, for-profit, and public sector operations. Ted testifies frequently as an expert witness on matters such as ordinary course of business issues in preference litigation, as well as on fiduciary duties of management in distressed companies.

Scott C. Clarkson

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California

Scott C. Clarkson is a Federal Bankruptcy Court judge for the United States bankruptcy court, Central District of California. He was appointed on January 20, 2011, by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His current term will expire on January 19, 2025.

Prior to his appointment, Clarkson was a Clerk to United States District Judge William Hungate and a Legislative Assistant to the United States Representative Harold L. Volkmer, 95th Congress to 97th Congress.[2] He later practiced bankruptcy law and litigation for twenty years in Los Angeles.

Clarkson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1979 and his J.D. from George Mason University in 1982.


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