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60 minutes
Technology Issues: Crash Course
This session will address how COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders prompted the rapid adoption of technology by the courts, the lessons learned along the way, and where technology can be used to further improve the efficiency, efficacy and safety of the bankruptcy process.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$75

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75 minutes
Taming a Black Swan: Establishing Feasibility in Uncertain Times
This session includes a panel discussion of the unique issues and challenges involved with demonstrating plan feasibility during our current pandemic economy. The panelists will also discuss how bankruptcy courts have dealt with the issues thus far, and how debtors can make their best cases before the court.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$95

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66 minutes
Litigating Common Causes of Action in Bankruptcy
Covering a wide array of bankruptcy litigation matters, this session will focus on issues relating to stay relief, discharge litigation, and post-discharge injunction matters. Evidentiary considerations and standards for relief will be highlighted, along with case law developments and practice tips from the experienced panelists.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$75

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74 minutes
Streamlined Small Business Reorganizations Under Subchapter V: Concepts and Early Decisions
This panel will focus on Congress’s new foray into streamlining small business reorganizations under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, as amended by the CARES Act of 2020. The panelists will examine similarities and differences between subchapter V and traditional chapter 11 reorganization, debtor eligibility, and the role of the newly created position of subchapter V trustee. The panelists will then examine early decisions on these issues from bankruptcy courts around the country.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$95

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60 minutes
Unmasking Some Great Consumer Cases from 2020 and 2021
This panel will provide a consumer bankruptcy legal update on significant cases from 2020, and explore what's happened so far in 2021.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$75

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89 minutes
Retale: Lessons Learned from Recent Retail Cases
This panel will discuss several key and unique issues that have arisen in a national sampling of retail chapter 11 cases, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will explore the cases’ varied results, the processes employed to reach each conclusion, and the issues that arose along the way. Specifically, topics include “GOB” sale processes, consignments, sales of intellectual property, Section 503(b)(9) claims, cash collateral and DIP lending, landlord/tenant disputes, and certain case-specific nuances.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$115

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171 minutes
Subchapter V and Virtual Court: A Tale of Two Frontiers
The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 went into effect a mere few weeks before a worldwide pandemic unfolded, setting into motion unforeseen challenges and learning curves for the entire bankruptcy court system. This session consists of two mock presentations that will demonstrate the application of technology in the pre-trial practice and trial presentation of a subchapter V virtual trial. Included in these presentations will be virtual depositions and document preparation and organization, as well as the nontechnical challenges these cases can face, such as feasibility, projected-income issues, best practices assuming a nonconsensual plan, and cramdown. During the mock presentations, a team of technology experts will interject real-time, practical tips on the risks, benefits and potential ethical pitfalls of technology use in virtual trials, and much more.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$205

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67 minutes
Fraud and the Implications for Claims Trading and Plans
A review of relevant statutory and case authority surrounding issues of fraud and plan confirmation. What is fraudulent? What is ethical? What is simply good lawyering? This program will explore these and other concerns around claims trading and the potential for manipulation of the bankruptcy plan process.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$75

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64 minutes
Money Talks: Getting Retained and Paid (Ethically) by the Bankruptcy Estate
You work hard for the money, so let’s make sure you get it. This panel will discuss ethical considerations governing that all-important process: getting retained and paid by the bankruptcy estate. Aside from covering the basics of retention for young and new professionals, the panelists will address some of the myriad ethical issues governing retention and compensation that can arise, including connection disclosures, concurrent representations of insiders and expense reimbursement.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$75

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