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Nov. 29, 2005 – Washington, DC – Noted bankruptcy attorney, Janet Nesse, a partner at Stinson, Morrison & Hecker in Washington, DC, will speak on “Looking Ahead: Rebuilding While Reducing Future Hurricane Threats" at 1:15 p.m. at the Women in Housing and Finance Inc. Fall Symposium tomorrow (Nov. 30). The symposium will be held at Venable LLP, Capital Room, 575 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Nesse will speak on behalf of her firm and the American Bankruptcy Institute, which recently donated $40,000 to aid victims of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Among topics addressed by Nesse and other panel members include:

  • Individual bankruptcies in the affected region under the new Bankruptcy Code
  • Treatment of individuals in the hurricane-ravaged area who have defaulted on mortgages and other property-secured loans
  • Business bankruptcies
  • Bankruptcy issues for nonprofits and local governments

Janet Nesse specializes in all aspects of bankruptcy matters, and has served as a chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustee. She represents secured and unsecured creditors pursuing claims in the bankruptcy and workout context. Her practice also includes the representation of debtors, both in bankruptcy matters and in guiding companies experiencing financial challenges through the workout process. Nesse is particularly known for resolution of matters that require a creative approach in maximizing recovery for clients.


The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit



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