NCBJ

ABI's Keynote Address: CBS's Jan Crawford Talks About the Supreme Court

11/08/19

Jan Crawford of CBS News gave a talk on The Supreme Court Under Trump at the ABI Luncheon.  She asked the audience to turn back to 1990 – 1991.  David Souter and Clarence Thomas had just replaced two liberal giants on the court.  After Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Stephen Breyer were appointed in 1994,the same nine justices would serve together for eleven years.   It was a time of great hope for conservatives.

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U.S. Rep. Katie Porter at NCBJ: A Champion of Capitalism

11/07/19

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Moody's Analytics Economist Says Probably No Recession But Maybe Not

11/06/19

Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s, gave a talk entitled the Two-Handed Economist.  He said that my task is to give you the horizons for the economy.   

The Bankruptcy Forecast

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Commercial Law League Program at NCBJ Examines Retail Bankruptcies

11/04/19
The Commercial Law League presented a lively panel on Hot Topics in Retail Bankruptcies featuring  Robert Duffy from Berkshire Research Group, LLC, Kenneth Eckstein from Kramer Levin, Mohsin Meghji from M-III Partners, LP, James Sprayregen from Kirkland & Ellis and Marty Staff from BCBG Maxaria.
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NCBJ Explores Role of Equity Under the Code

11/03/19

This year's National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges featured a symposium on the role of equity under the Bankruptcy Code.   "Senators" Melissa Jacoby, Ken Klee and Rich Levin convened a mock hearing in which they questioned professors Diane Lourdes Dick, Bruce Markell, Laura Coordes  and Jay Westbrook about the role of equity.   Some of the themes they covered included the difference between equity and discretion, the public interest and whether the Bankruptcy Court is a court of equity.   A version of the sy

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NCBJ Awards Edition

11/02/19
One of the pleasures of attending the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is seeing good lawyers and judges being recognized for their contributions to the profession.   This year I attended three awards presentations.
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NCBJ San Antonio: Highlights of Day 3

11/01/18

The final day of this year's NCBJ only included two panels so I don't need an introduction.

Twelve Years of Turbulence:  Keynote by Gary Kennedy and Terry Maxon

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NCBJ San Antonio: Highlights of Day 2

10/31/18
On Day 2 of NCBJ San Antonio, I went for a run, laughed at a musical about ethics, listened to a debate over equitable mootness, went to a fraudulent conveyance program and listened to an economist predict the next recession.

An Early Morning Run and an Opportunity to Give Back

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