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2014 Leonard H. Opperman Chapter 11 Roundtable and Reception

Continuing Legal Education

May 9, 2014 Friday 1:30pm - 7:30pm

The Seventh Annual Opperman Seminar will provide an exciting opportunity for attorneys to discuss and debate issues central to their everyday practice and will be moderated by two distinguished judges. Hon. James M. Carr, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana; and Hon. Alan C. Stout, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky.

Attendees are encouraged to attend both the roundtable as well as the reception that will immediately follow to gain valuable networking experience with other attorneys and speakers in attendance. The roundtable will take place beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the reception immediately following until 7:30 p.m. Two drinks and appetizers are included with reception.

Tentative Agenda

1:30: Welcome and Introduction - Ben Caughey (Welcome and Background on Seminar) and Dustin DeNeal (Judge Bios)

1:35: Balancing Representation of Debtor, Guarantors and/or Insiders – Andrew Kight, Jonathan Sundheimer and Laura Barrientos-Duvall
Materials: Handout

2:05: Potential Re-opening of GM Bankruptcy to Investigate Fraud Issues – Courtney Chilcote and John Allman
Materials: A Reopened GM Bankruptcy Could Land in Uncharted Waters, Collusion Confusion, GM's Bankruptcy Drawn into Defect Inquiry, GM Class Plaintiffs Prepare for Bankruptcy Court BattleGM's $1.3 Billion Recall Cost Wipe Out Profit, In Re Tri Cran Inc, When 363 Sale is the Best Route

2:35: Teachable moment from Hamernick (Intro from Courtney Chilcote)

2:50: Break

2:55: E-Discovery – Elizabeth Lally and Erin Nave
Materials: Handout

3:25: 546(e) Safe Harbor – Henry Mestetsky and Jason Mizzell
Materials: 546(e), Grede v FCStone LLC, Lyondell Chemical Co 503_BR_348, Peterson v Somers Dublin 729_F.3d_741, Tribune Co 499_BR_310

3:50: Teachable moment from Barron Business Consulting (Intro from Courtney Chilcote)

4:00: Break

4:05: In Pari Delicto Recent Developments – Harley Means and Amanda Stafford
Materials: Handout

4:40: Significant Decisions in recent Ponzi scheme cases – Kay Dee Baird and Kayla Britton (via Dustin DeNeal)
Materials: 11 USC 54.8, In re Bayou Group LLC, SIPC v Madof Ponzi Scheme Cases, Cox v Grube Ponzi Scheme Cases

5:10: Introduction of BMC Group from from Courtney Chilcote

5:15: Appointment of a Trustee in a Chapter 11 Case – Laura Barrientos-Duvall
Materials: Handout

Event Code
IndyBar Education Center, 135 N Pennsylvania St. Suite 1500
Credit Hours
4.00   (General)
Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section
The Hon. James M. Carr, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana; The Hon. Alan C. Stout, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky

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