Speaking Engagement

Ethics: Who Is My Client, Anyway?

ABI Annual Spring Meeting

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Blank Rome partner Ira L. Herman will serve as a panel moderator at the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) Annual Spring Meeting, being held April 28 through 30, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Blank Rome is pleased to be a sponsor of the Meeting.

Ira’s session, “Ethics: Who Is My Client, Anyway?” will take place on Friday, April 29, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and will focus on chapter 11 ethical issues, including multiple related debtors, cases with PE shareholders, and cases of closely held corporations, and will identify conflicts and strategies to deal with them.

Other sessions include:

  • Texas Two-Step of Tort Liability (J&J)
  • Challenges Facing Secured Creditors in Asset Sales
  • Subchapter V Landmines: What, Where and How to Deal with Them
  • Corporate Governance in Financially Distressed Companies
  • The Monetization of Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • A Primer on Gender Identity and Pronoun Usage
  • Privileges & Confidentiality in Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Equitable Mootness: What Should the Law Be?
  • Advanced Chapter 13 Hot Topics
  • Legislative Update
  • The Use of Article 9 as a Sale Method for a Distressed Company
  • How Stress and Remote Work Affect Mediation
  • Examining Venue, Ethics and Bad-Faith Issues in 2020/2021 Bankruptcy Filings
  • Student Debt/Student Loans
  • The Basics of Blockchain and Its Effects on Your Next Restructure
  • So We Own a Plane in Mexico: Asset Recovery and Cross-Border Insolvency
  • Cybersecurity Panel
  • Reconsidering Value Allocation: Tools for Junior Stakeholders
  • Real Estate Implications of COVID-19 on Senior Living Business Models
  • Reevaluating Class Proofs of Claim
  • Whoops! Ethics Issues Ripped from the Headlines: Recent Attorney Faux Pas

The event will also feature a keynote address from David Wasserman, the U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for the nonpartisan newsletter The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and a contributor to NBC News.

For more information, please visit the event website.