Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

Seventeenth Annual Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium

February 20, 2020
Tull Auditorium
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA

8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:50 a.m. Introductions

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 
Consumer Panel: Bringing Relevance Back to Consumer Bankruptcy, by Nathalie Martin

(Moderator) Honorable Sage M. Sigler, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nathalie Martin, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Frederick M. Hart Chair in Consumer and Clinical Law, Professor of Law, The University of New Mexico School of Law
Daniel Keating, Tyrrell Williams Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
David Lander, Professor of Practice, Saint Louis University School of Law
Pamela Foohey, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Keynote
Honorable Wendy L. Hagenau, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia

11:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Corporate Panel: An Essay on the Unwritten Law of Corporate Reorganizations, by Douglas Baird

(Moderator) Sarah R. Borders, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Douglas Baird, Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago School of Law
Richard Levin, Partner, Jenner & Block
Bruce Markell, Professor of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

12:35 p.m. Lunch

The Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium is free and open to the public. For Georgia Bar members, three hours of general CLE credits are available for $75 in advance or $80 at the door with check or card. We will not accept cash. The registration fee is waived for judges and clerks.

Past Symposia

Sixteenth Annual Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium

February 21, 2019
Tull Auditorium
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA

Consumer Bankruptcy Panel - Tuition Clawback: Whose Money Is It, and What Is It Worth?

Consumer Panel Video »

Mark I. Duedall, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (Moderator)

Lynne Xerras, Holland & Knight
Michael Imber, EisnerAmper
Neil C. Gordon, Arnall Golden Gregory
Elizabeth J. Austin, Pullman & Comley LLC

The Honorable Mary Grace Diehl Keynote Address

Keynote Video »

Corporate Bankruptcy Panel - Chapter 15 Choice of Law: A Formula for Conveyance Actions in a Shrinking World

Corporate Panel Video »

Andrea S. Hartley, Akerman
Ameneh Bordi, Kirkland & Ellis
Scott Cousins, Bayard, P.A.
Natalie Levine, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Fifteenth Annual Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium

February 22, 2018

Consumer Bankruptcy Panel - Access to Bankruptcy: Vindicating the Rights of All Consumers (Video)

The Honorable Austin Carter, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Georgia (moderator)
Kara Bruce, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, and Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law
Pamela Foohey, Associate Professor of Law, University of Indiana Maurer School of Law
Alexandra Sickler, Associate Professor of Law, University of North Dakota School of Law

Issue 2 of Volume 34 of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal will feature written contributions on this topic from these panelists, as well as from Susan Block-Lieb, Professor of Law and Cooper Family Chair in Urban Legal Issues at Fordham University School of Law.

Corporate Bankruptcy Panel - Unpacking Jevic: An Attempt to Put the "Structure" Back in Structured Dismissals (Video)

Alexandra Dugan, Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Nashville TN
Leah Fiorenza, Associate, Bryan Cave, Atlanta GA
Katie Good, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP, Wilmington DE
Monique D. Hayes, Partner, Goldstein & McClintock LLP, Miami FL

Fourteenth Annual EBDJ Symposium

February 23, 2017

Videos

Consumer Panel: Judicial Estoppel: Its Development, Current Status, and How the Eleventh Circuit's Forthcoming Opinion in Slater Might Portend the End of its Rigidity

Hon. Paul W. Bonapfel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia

Sacha Dyson, Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.

J. Erik Heath, Sole Practitioner

Leon Jones, Jones & Walden LLC

Corporate Panel: Chapter 11 Cramdown Interest Rates: TillMomentive, and the Proper Valuation Methods

Professor Ralph Brubaker (Moderator), University of Illinois College of Law

Professor Anthony J. Casey, The University of Chicago Law School

Susan M. Freeman, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Professor Bruce A. Markell, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Thirteenth Annual EBDJ Symposium

February 25, 2016

Videos

Corporate Panel: ABI Commission's Report on the Reform of Chapter 11: Small and Medium Businesses, Sales of Assets, Financing, and Plans

Professor Michelle Harner (moderator), Professor of Law and Director of the Business Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law and Reporter for the ABI Commission's Study

G. Eric Brunstad, Jr., Partner at Dechert and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

The Honorable Wendy L. Hagenau, Distinguished U. S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

Professor Melissa B. Jacoby, Graham Kenan Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law

Consumer Panel: Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Regulation: Mortgage Servicing Rules, the FDCPA, and the CFPB

Professor Frederick Tung (moderator), Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law

Alane A. Becket, Managing Partner at Becket & Lee LLP

Sarah Bolling Mancini, Of Counsel for the National Consumer Law Center and an attorney for Atlanta Legal Aid

Nick Wooten, Nick Wooten LLC

Twelfth Annual EBDJ Symposium

February 26, 2015

Scholarship from this symposium published here »

Videos

Consumer Panel: Undue Hardship: An Analysis of Student Loan Debt Discharge in Bankruptcy

The Honorable C. Ray Mullins, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Professor Dalie Jimenez, Associate Professor of Law and Jeremy Bentham Scholar, University of Connecticut School of Law

Professor Rafael Pardo, Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Moderator: Elaine Poon, of Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Corporate Panel: The Healthcare Industry Post-Affordable Care Act: A Bankruptcy Perspective

Samuel Maizel, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

Colin Bernardino, of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP

Matthew Caine, of SOLIC Capital Advisors

Moderator: Jeffrey Garfinkle, of Buchalter Nemer, PC