ABI Commission to Hold Debates at NCBJ Annual Meeting
ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 will hold public debates at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 88th annual meeting in Chicago. The debates will be held October 10, from 3:00 – 4:45 p.m. CT.
The debates will feature top practitioners discussing critical issues pending before the Commission.
ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 was formed in 2012 to study and propose reforms to the Bankruptcy Code. The Commission held 17 field hearings from 2012-13 to collect input from parties who work with or are affected by Chapter 11 in their practices. The Commission has been working throughout 2014 to synthesize all of the input into a final report, to be released in December 2014.
The Commission will hold three debates at NCBJ’s 88th annual meeting on important issues in today’s Chapter 11, with advocates arguing their positions before the full Commission.
The first debate will feature Corinne Ball of Jones Day (New York) and Craig Goldblatt of WilmerHale (Washington, D.C.) debating the following questions:
John D. Penn of Perkins Coie (Dallas) and Ronald R. Peterson of Jenner & Block (Chicago) will then debate the following questions:
The debates will conclude with Joseph J. Wielebinski of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr (Dallas) and Robin E. Phelan of Haynes and Boone (Dallas) considering: