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Fundamentals of
Bankruptcy Law
Thursday-Friday            The recent economic downturn and the home mortgage
September 22-23, 2011      crisis have resulted in a marked increase in both business
                           and consumer bankruptcy filings. Whether you’re just
Chicago                    starting a bankruptcy practice or need to learn about the
(Gleacher Center)          field because it affects your practice area, this course is for
Live Video Webcast         you.

                           • The most comprehensive and highly acclaimed
                             bankruptcy fundamentals course on the market!
                           • Taught by the leading experts in the field, including six
                             sitting and former U.S. Bankruptcy Judges!
                           • NEW THIS YEAR: Full-day concurrent sessions on
                             consumer and individual bankruptcy issues and on
                             chapter 11 business reorganization
                           • Based on ALI-ABA’s best-selling publication,
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Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law
Current Developments in Employment Law: The Obama Years at Mid-Term

Comprising more than 13 hours of
This state-of-the-art annual the basic
instruction, the course covers all
advanced course of study, comprising
areas of bankruptcy liquidation and
rehabilitation, both of substantive
more than 18 hours theinstruction, and
procedural law, and pays special key
reviews and analyzes all theattention
to the kinds of problems you’re likely
developments in employment
to encounter.
legislation, regulation, and case law.
 This annual course of study is designed to:
 • Introduce bankruptcy and business reorganization law judges, who candidly share with
The faculty includes federal circuit, district, and magistrate to general practitioners
 • Offer a their perspectives on employment law developments
registrantsrefresher to practitioners currently working in the field and litigation issues.
 • Update attorneys who want to keep up with recent legislative changes and the constant
    barrage of judicial decisions
Within the topical areas on the program, cutting-edge issues receive concentrated
attention from an insightful faculty. The course emphasizes current developments and is
 Starting an advanced level. The substantial study materials include analyses, checklists,
taught atwith a brief overview, the course proceeds to consider:
 • The court system and bankruptcy oral presentations, but also
and forms that not only flesh out the administrative apparatus provide a desk reference
 • Eligibility for relief under value.
of exceptional independentthe Bankruptcy Code and how cases get started
 • The concepts of the bankruptcy estate and the trustee’s avoiding powers
 • The reserved throughout the program for the the automatic stay and the submitted
Time is so-called administrative powers, including faculty to address questionspower to use
    the registrants particularly registrants in any other ways that might render the course
by or sell property,and to assist the power to use a secured creditor’s collateral, as well as the
    power to reject, assume, or assign executory contracts but also informally and during
more productive for their practices, not just during sessions,
the networking reception following the first day of the course.
 The course takes into account significant changes in the law effected by the Bankruptcy
 Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, as well as new challenges
 presented by the current economic conditions.
ALI-ABA Curriculum
Employment andThe second day of the course features two concurrent sessions,
 both of employment/labor law online for on-demand access after excellence
ALI-ABA’swhich will be availablecurriculum is renowned for decades ofthe course in
 (FREE for course registrants). One track that practitioners face daily. More to the
probing the essential and emerging issues (which will be webcast) is devotedthan 30
 fundamentals of and short business ensure a firm grounding in the law, techniques, and
intensive courseschapter 11 webcastsreorganization, including both the provisions of the
 law that enable the distinguished operating and those bench, and the negotiation,
hot issues taught bydebtor to keepfaculties from the bar,that relate togovernment. Discern-
 formulation, confirmation, and consummation of the reorganization plan itself. Both
ing management and employee counsel rely on ALI-ABA programs as businesses grapple
 small and large health care law, 11 cases are discussed. an other track multi-generational,
with changes inbusiness chapterfinancial insecurity, and Theincreasingly concentrates on
 consumer and individual programs issues, including the law litigation, exemptions, the
global workforce. ALI-ABAbankruptcyin the employee benefits,relating to and other fields
 right to discharge, opportunities to broaden particular claims, as well ALI-ABA document
provide additional and the dischargeability ofpractitioners’ knowledge. as the chapter 11
 and 13 alternatives to a law practice management, Special consideration is offer to the
drafting, lawyering skills,bankruptcy liquidation case. and ethics webcasts alsogiven conve-
 treatment to develop professionally. Registration for an ALI-ABA program is an investment
nient ways of home mortgages in bankruptcy.
that includes free online access to the recorded program and accompanying electronic
study materials.
 Time is reserved throughout the program to address
 written questions submitted by program to address
Time is reserved throughout the the registrants.
written questions submitted by the registrants.
Planning Chairs (also on faculty)
K. John Shaffer
JUDICIAL PLANNING CHAIRS                   Chicago                                   Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.,
Stutman, Treister & Glatt,             Bruce A. Markell PLANNING
                                           PRACTITIONER                              Washington, D.C.
Paul W. Grimm
P.C.,                                      CHAIRS
                                       U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
Los Angeles
Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. Las Vegas

District Court,
                                           Robert B. Fitzpatrick
                                           Robert B. Fitzpatrick, PLLC,
                                           Washington, D.C.
Rebecca R. Pallmeyer
Mary Grace Diehl                       Bankruptcy Judge                       Director Emeritus,
Judge, U.S. District Court,
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,                     Frank C. Morris, Jr.               Office of Courses of Study
Atlanta                                Elizabeth L. Perris
                                       Chief U.S. Bankruptcy
Ralph R. Mabey
Stutman, Treister & Glatt,
                                       Judge Portland, Oregon

P.C., Salt Lake City; former           Eugene R. Wedoff
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
JUDGES                                 U.S. Bankruptcy Judge,
                                           Charlotte Fishman                         The Law Office of
                                           Executive Director,                       Richard T. Seymour PLLC,
Randall Black
Bruce D.J. Newsome                         Pick Up the Pace,                         Washington, D.C.
Mediator, JAMS,
Judge, U.S. District Court,            ALI-ABA Staff Attorney:
                                           San Francisco
San Francisco; former U.S.
Santa Fe                               Alexander Hart
                                           Laura L. Ho                               Bernard R. Siskin, Ph.D.
                                           Goldstein, Demchak, Baller,               BLDS, LLC,
Ann D. Montgomery                          Borgen & Dardarian,                       Philadelphia
Judge, U.S. District Court,                Oakland
Minneapolis                                                                          ALI-ABA Staff Attorney:
                                           Ellen C. Kearns                           Thomas M. Hennessey
Jerry E. Smith                             Constangy, Brooks & Smith,                Assistant Director,
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals              LLP, Boston                               Office of Courses of Study
for the Fifth Circuit,
Houston                                    Peggy R. Mastroianni
                                           U.S. Equal Employment
PRACTITIONERS                              Opportunity Commission,
                                           Washington, D.C.
Craig D. Ball
Forensic Technologist and                  Sandra R. McCandless
Certified Computer Forensic                SNR Denton,
Examiner, Craig D. Ball, P.C.,             San Francisco
Austin, Texas
Here’s what registrants said about last year’s McLoughlin
presentation of this course:
Daniel L. Bonnett                          Davis & Gilbert LLP,
Martin & Bonnett PLLC,                     New York
           “This course was perfect for me. It was a well-organized, well-
                                           Peter M. Panken
           presented ‘A to Z of Bankruptcy Law.’ It won’t make me a bankruptcy
Steven G. Eckhaus                          Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.,
           expert but it helps me see issues and problems in my commercial
                                           New York
Katten Muchin–Rosenman Caruso, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, New York
           cases.” Kenneth A.
LLP, New York
                                           Gary E. Phelan
                                          “I am an attorney working for the EPA. My cases frequently
Edward T. Ellis                            Cohen and Wolf, P.C.,
                                          involve bankruptcy matters on specific issues. My experience
Littler Mendelson, P.C.,                   Bridgeport, I lacked the big
                                          suggested that Connecticut picture of bankruptcy law. I
Philadelphia                              took this course hoping that it would give me the big picture.
                                           Richard T. Seymour
                                          It did. Impressive faculty. Each presenter articulated subject
                                       matter in a clear and understandable way.”
All Times Central Daylight Time
Program subject to minor change

Thursday, September 22, 2011                                2:30 p.m.   Executory Contracts, Leases, Sales,
                                                                        and Abandonment
7:30 a.m.   Course Registration and Continental
            Breakfast                                       3:15 p.m.   Networking and Refreshment Break

8:25 a.m.   Administrative Remarks                          3:30 p.m.   Claims Allowance and Distribution

8:30 a.m.   Overview                                                    Secured vs. unsecured claims; priorities;
                                                                        subordination; claims objections
            Overview of the Bankruptcy Code;
            bankruptcy jurisdiction (original and           4:30 p.m.   Discharge
            removal); allocation of bankruptcy
            jurisdiction between District and                           Scope, timing
            Bankruptcy Judges; venue; appeals
                                                            5:00 p.m.   Adjournment for the Day
9:30 a.m.   Commencement of the Case

            Voluntary and involuntary petitions; initial
                                                            Friday, September 23, 2011
            filings, including bankruptcy schedules
                                                            8:00 a.m.   Networking Session and Continental
10:00 a.m. The Bankruptcy Estate
10:45 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break                 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
                                                            (Registrants may shuttle between meeting rooms. Live
11:00 a.m. Automatic Stay                                   and webcast registrants will have free online on-demand
                                                            access to both sessions after the course.)
            Protection of property of the estate
            (automatic stay against lien enforcement,
            turnover of property, prohibition against       SESSION ONE:
            forfeitures)                                    CHAPTER 11 BUSINESS REORGA-
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break                                      NIZATIONS
                                                            (available via live video webcast)
1:30 p.m.   The Trustee’s Avoiding Powers
                                                            8:30 a.m.   Reorganization vs. Liquidation;
            The trustee as a hypothetical lien creditor;                Chapter 11 Overview
            the trustee as a bona fide purchaser; the
            trustee as a successor to the rights of         9:00 a.m.   Early Challenges in Chapter 11 Cases
            creditors; fraudulent transfers; invalidation
            and subordination of statutory liens;                       The beginning of the chapter 11 case;
            limitations on avoiding powers; liability of                cash collateral; DIP financing; single asset
            transferees; preservation of transfer; set-                 real estate cases
            off; preferential transfers
                                                         Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 13.5
                                                         Note: The discussions include at least one full
                                                         hour on ethics and professional responsibility
                                                         issues, accepted as such by most, but not all, MCLE

                                                         16 CPE credit hours in Business Law
                                                         (live program and group internet based program)

10:45 a.m. Asset Sales                                   10:45 a.m. The Fresh Start and Other Matters
                                                                    of Particular Importance to the
            Procedures; sales free and clear of liens;              Individual or Consumer Debtor
            sub rosa plans
                                                                     The debtor’s duties; examination and
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break                                               immunity; the automatic stay against
                                                                     lawsuits; exemptions and Spendthrift
1:30 p.m.   The Plan Process                                         Trusts; redemption; protection of
                                                                     the discharge; reaffirmation; home
            Formulation of the plan; disclosure                      mortgages
            statement; acceptances of the plan;
            confirmation and “cram down”; effect of      11:45 a.m. Nondischargeability; Denial of
            confirmation; consummation                              Discharge

3:30 p.m.   Networking and Refreshment Break                         Grounds of objection to discharge; non-
                                                                     dischargeable debts; other effects of
3:45 p.m.   Variations                                               discharge

            Chapter 15; small business debtors;          12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
            individual chapter 11 debtors
                                                         1:30 p.m.   Nondischargeability; Denial of Discharge
5:00 p.m.   Adjournment                                              (continued)

                                                         2:30 p.m.   Chapter 13

CONSUMER AND INDIVIDUAL                                              Chapter 13 adjustment of debts of
BANKRUPTCIES (not webcast)                                           individuals with regular income;
                                                                     application of other chapters;
8:30 a.m.   Overview of the Consumer                                 commencement of the case and
            Bankruptcy Schemes                                       conversion to or from chapter 13; rights
                                                                     and powers of trustee and debtor; plan
            Chapters 7, 11, and 13 for individual                    confirmation and its effect; modification
            debtors                                                  of plan; small business chapter 13 cases

9:00 a.m.   Commencement and Eligibility                 3:30 p.m.   Networking and Refreshment Break

            Means testing; conversion; dismissal         3:45 p.m.   Chapter 13 (continued)

10:00 a.m. Exemptions                                    4:30 p.m.   Individual Chapter 11 Cases

10:30 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break              5:00 p.m.   Adjournment
                                                                        Relevant • Authoritative • Timely

                                                                                                 Fundamentals of

                                                             FUNDAMENTALS                        Bankruptcy Law

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                BANKRUPTCY LAW

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                                                           Judge Smith; Ms. McLoughlin, Mr. Seymour, approaches.
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                  BANKRUPTCY                               11:15 a.m. Cutting-Edge Employment Law
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                  LAW                                                 Issues – Moderator: Judge Montgomery;
     Social framework expert; Stereotyping/implicit bias Richard B. Levin
                                                                      Ms. Fishman and Messrs. Fitzpatrick and
     expert; Forensic economist; Statistical evidence;
     Mental practitioners, including treaters
                                                                                    George M. TREISTER
                                                                                       J. Ronald TROST

    10:00 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
                                                                                      Leon S. FORMAN

                                                      12:30 p.m. Adjournment           Kenneth N. KLEE

                                                                                       Richard B. LEVIN

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