ABI's 34th ASM: Oil Industry Distress, Consumer Bankruptcy Trends, Results of Individual Ch. 11 Study and More

Oil Industry Distress, Consumer Bankruptcy Trends and Results of Individual Chapter 11 Study Among the Topics to Be Addressed at ABI's 34th Annual Spring Meeting in April

​The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) 34th Annual Spring Meeting is set to take place April 14-17, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. In addition to timely concurrent sessions, ABI’s largest conference tailors four concurrent workshops that include programs for attorneys in large and small commercial cases, a track for professional development and a track dealing solely with consumer issues. The conference will feature the 20th Annual Great Debates, which will look at unsecured creditor issues, fraud and § 363 procedures, and nine committee educational sessions. Featured keynotes include Chris Wallace, award-winning journalist and host of “Fox News Sunday,” and a special live edition of Bloomberg Law’s “Eye on Bankruptcy” program. In addition, bankruptcy judges will delve into recent Supreme Court decisions in a highly anticipated session.  Up to 16.25/19.5 hours of CLE/CPE are available, along with ethics credit totaling 3.75/4 hours.

Sessions at the 2016 Annual Spring Meeting include:

  • A Primer on Dealing with Fee Examiners
  • Baha Mar's Dismissal, and Everything Else New and Exciting in Chapter 15 Cases
  • Consumer Tax Toolbox
  • Best Practices: Bringing and Defending Fraudulent Conveyance Claims
  • The E&P Industry: Have All the Shoes Now Dropped?
  • What is the CFPB, and Why Do I Care?
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Confirmation Standards
  • Everything You Need to Know about Liquidating Chapter 11 Plans
  • Thorny Ethical Issues for Consumer Attorneys
  • The Individual Chapter 11 Study's Findings, Conclusions and Possible Outcomes
  • Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law Updates
  • Plenary Session: Ethics and Civility in Bankruptcy Practice
  • Judges Hot Topics

For the full schedule with the speakers for each session at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, please click here. Networking and optional events include a golf tournament, a performance by the Washington Ballet at the Kennedy Center, a guided Segway tour of Washington, D.C., and a special final night dinner performance of comedic entertainment from former Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond.

Press interested in attending the conference should contact John Hartgen at jhartgen@abiworld.org.ABI’s 34th Annual Spring Meeting, please click here.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.

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The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is the nation's largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 12,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles.

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