Bankruptcy Litigation Committee

ABI Committee News

ABI Introduces New Bankruptcy Litigation Committee

We are honored and pleased to be asked to start ABI’s new Bankruptcy Litigation Committee. Rather than focusing on a substantive area of bankruptcy, we intend to focus on litigation/dispute resolution of a broad variety of issues. Our mandate includes not only pure adversary proceedings, but all of the evidentiary hearings that can arise.

We invite everyone interested in this topic to join the section—whether experienced litigators or those who simply want to improve their skills in some aspect of bankruptcy dispute resolution. We intend to sponsor programs aimed at all levels. We also invite articles, from short, newsletter articles to longer articles for the ABI Journal. We would also like to tackle problems in the Rules or the Code that are of particular interest to our members.

If you have any interest in writing, speaking, or any other aspect of bankruptcy litigation, please join and you will be added to the committee roster. We look forward to getting to know you, working with you, and being a new and vigorous part of the ABI family.

Litigation Section Sponsors Program at Winter Meeting

The Bankruptcy Litigation Section will sponsor its first program at the Winter Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 2–4. The program will address the use of discovery tools—both those exclusive to bankruptcy and those generally available in federal litigation—in the identification and proof of fraud.

“Digging the Dirt: Pre-trial Discovery in Fraud Cases”

This program is still under development, so we welcome any ideas or suggestions to be included in the programs. Since one of the best tutors in litigation is experience, we are soliciting:

  • Useful document discovery requests
  • Interrogatories
  • Financial record-keeping discovery requests
  • Deposition paradigms
  • Court orders

All contributions will be credited with our thanks.

Panel Presents Program on Litigation of Mortgage Claims

Presented at the ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference