Jay L. Westbrook
Now in its 41st year UT Law CLE's Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners. This year’s conference will be a day and a half and provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights: The perennial favorite Recent Developments will have two sessions: Professor Jay L. Westbrook will lead the opening session to discuss the year’s most important cases, and then Thursday afternoon, Debbie Langehennig leads a panel for a deeper dive into recent business and consumer cases. An overview of strategies implementing the Texas Two Step in recent mass tort cases and a debate on whether it is a proper process for resolving bankruptcy mass tort cases. Too Many Hats in the Ethical Ring: When Insiders, Affiliates, Friends, and Family Show Up All Over a Restructuring Thursday DEI luncheon session with a special focus on the E and I in bankruptcy practice. Friday morning opens with the perspective of new and not so new judges with the annual Judges Panel. Select from Friday morning concurrent tracks: Business Track includes insight on the latest trends in Chapter 11 plans; intersection of federal energy policy and the bankruptcy code; hot topics in healthcare; and examining the role of the independent director in Chapter 11. Consumer Track includes issues in digital assets, NFTs, and cash apps; changes to rule 3002.1; student loan updates, and conversions from 13 to 7 and avoiding malpractice. Gain insight on bankruptcy alternatives; privacy and sealing; subchapter V for small and not so small business; and much more. Also, enjoy interacting and networking with judges, trustees, and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception!
2022 Consumer Bankruptcy
Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners. Three Case Summaries sessions provide the most relevant, current and important cases impacting consumer bankruptcy from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit and the bankruptcy and district courts. Examine the facts of a case and walk through the full process from counseling the client to the trial proceedings in Fact Pattern Part 1 and 2. Hear a recap of the Supreme Court's discharge decisions since the bankruptcy code went into effect. Discuss your frequently, and sometimes infrequently, asked questions with our seasoned judges in this year’s Open Forum Judicial Panel. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org. Breakfast Breakout Sessions for each district, featuring casual discussion with district bankruptcy judges and trustees. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.