Bankruptcy 2016: Views from the Bench

Michael Schaedle

Michael B. SchaedleFriday, October 7, 2016

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Join Partner Michael B. Schaedle at Bankruptcy 2016: Views from the Bench. This conference offers a unique opportunity for bankruptcy practitioners to hear from 18 bankruptcy judges during a full day of high-quality CLE and networking opportunities. This year’s program will examine the systematic and existential “threats” to the historical way in which the bankruptcy system has functioned, including structured dismissals, equitable mootness, gifting, successor liability, RSAs, and costs and legal fees. Is there a “shadow” bankruptcy system, prompted in part by hedge funds and equity funds that seeks ways to dominate and expedite the process, perhaps in the name of greater efficiency? Are clients, especially in the middle market, reluctant to use the bankruptcy system because it is too expensive, with no way to appeal bad results? Should judges be using the Chapter 11 Commission Report as an agent for change by adopting its recommendations or admonishing the bar to implement the changes?

The conference will also feature small group lunchtime breakout sessions with the morning topics’ judges and speakers, creating an interactive learning environment. Register and learn more at

To view this year’s agenda, please click here.