Some Like It Hot: Topics and Rules Update

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 76 minutes
Recorded Date: January 24, 2019
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  • Recent Supreme Court Decisions
  • Cases Granted Cert & Soon To Be Granted Cert
  • Update on New, but Less Recent Supreme Court Decisions
  • The Intersection between Bankruptcy and Marijuana
  • The Intersection between Bankruptcy and Arbitration
  • Other Noteworthy Cases
Runtime: 1 hour and 16 minutes
Recorded: January 24, 2019


Join this panel of experts from across the country as they discuss and analyze the latest issues and recent important bankruptcy and insolvency decisions from the Supreme Court, circuit courts of appeals and lower courts, and what issues could soon be addressed by the appellate courts.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference on January 24th, 2019.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


Keri L. Riley

KutnerBrinen, PC

Keri L. Riley joined KutnerBrinen, PC as an associate in November 2014. She graduated with honors from the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law in 2014 and earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in 2011. Prior to graduating law school, Ms. Riley worked for the Colorado State Attorney General’s Office and a plaintiff’s litigation firm.

Ms. Riley’s practice focuses on debtor representation in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Ms. Riley is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Peggy Hunt

Partner, Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Practice Group
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Peggy has been working in the area of bankruptcy and receivership law for over 25 years. She currently co-chairs Dorsey’s Bankruptcy Practice Group and is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She serves as a Panel Chapter 7 trustee for the District of Utah and has represented distressed companies, banks and creditors, equity holders and Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in all aspects of the workout, restructuring and liquidating process, including in related litigation. Peggy serves as lead counsel to trustees and equity receivers appointed in some of the largest Ponzi and securities fraud cases in Utah, including Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC, National Note of Utah, LC, and Waterford Funding, LLC. She serves as the court-appointed receiver for Traffic Monsoon, LLC.

Known for a pragmatic approach and a solid understanding of the judicial process gained through judicial clerkships served in trial and appellate courts, Peggy regularly speaks on topics involving bankruptcy and receivership law. She has been a member of the Bankruptcy Court Local Rules Committee, and she is a Contributing Author for the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide. A leader, Peggy currently serves on numerous professional and civic boards. She was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert as a Commissioner on the Utah Securities Commission. Peggy is also a member of the Utah Bar Foundation Board, the Government Relations Committee of the Federal Bar Association, and is a Past-President of the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Peggy is passionate about advancing the status of women and girls in Utah. She co-founded the Utah Women’s Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Utah and is a former President of Women Lawyers of Utah and of the Utah Women’s Forum. Peggy currently sits on the Federal Bar Association’s Task Force on Diversity.

Peggy is admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts, Utah and the Third, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits.

Kenneth J. Buechler

Buechler & Garber LLC

Ken founded the Buechler Law Office in January of 2010. Prior to this Ken was a shareholder at the boutique bankruptcy law firm of Sender & Wasserman, P.C., and was an associate attorney with Stoorman & Friednash, LLP in Denver. While going to law school, Ken was a clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.

Ken was born in Oceanport, New Jersey. He attended the University of Colorado where he earned his B.A. with distinction in 1993. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1999. While at DU, he was a member of the Trial and Appellate Teams, won First Place in the Criminal Law Association Irving P. Andrews Mock Trial Competition, and received a Dufford & Brown Legal Writing Award, Honorable Mention.

Hon. Elizabeth E. Brown

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

Elizabeth E. Brown is a judge on the United States bankruptcy court, District of Colorado. She was appointed to the court on April 15, 2001.

Brown began her career with Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver Colorado as an Associate from 1986 to 1990. Next, from 1990 to 1997, she was a partner with Rothgerber, Appel, Powers, & Johnson. From 1997 to 2001 she was partner and Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Department with Holme, Roberts & Owen. She also currently acts as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. She also lectures at numerous organizations, including: American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, National Business Institute, Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Denver, Colorado Springs and the Women's Bar Association.

Brown attended Colorado College for her undergraduate degree and the University of Colorado at Boulder for her J.D.

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