32nd Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Monday, May 23, 2022
3:00 PM

via Zoom

IN-PERSON RECEPTION
Wed, June 15, 2022
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SIP Cafe Patio
Post Office Square

TICKETS

BBA Members
Virtual Conference Only: $150
Conference + Reception: $250

Non-Members
Virtual Conference Only: $250
Conference + Reception: $350

The Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2022 and beyond.

This year’s conference will take place virtually on May 23rd, with an in-person networking reception on June 15th at SIP Cafe Patio, located in Post Office Square.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

3:00 PM – 3:05 PM

Welcoming Remarks

  • Morgan Nighan, Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP, BBA Bankruptcy Section Co-Chair
  • Kate Cruickshank, Shareholder, Murphy & King, BBA Bankruptcy Section Co-Chair

3:05 PM – 3:15 PM

State of the District

  • Hon. Christopher J. Panos, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Update on Purdue Pharma: An Inside View

  • Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Steve Miller, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Purdue Pharma

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Third-Party Releases

  • Hon. Frank J. Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Richard Pedone, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Doug Gooding, Co-Chair of Business Department, Choate Hall & Stewart

4:20 PM – 5:05 PM

 

 Important Cases of Interest

  • Hon. Judge Christopher J. Panos, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Paige Vaillancourt, Associate, Rescia Law, P.C.
  • Hanna Ciechanowski, Associate, Locke Lord

5:10 PM – 5:55 PM

Subchapter V: When Cases Go Wrong

  • Hon. Janet E. Bostwick, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Elizabeth E. Katz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Andrea O’Connor, Attorney, Fitzgerald Law
  • Ryan Kelley, Partner, Pierce Attwood

5:55 PM – 6:00 PM

Closing Remarks

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Conference Co-Chair
David Mawhinney
Associate, Bowditch

Conference Co-Chair
Carlos Loredo
Cambridge Public Schools

BBA Bankruptcy
Law Section Co-Chair:
Kate Cruikshank
Shareholder, Murphy King

BBA Bankruptcy
Law Section Co-Chair:
Morgan Nighan
Partner, Nixon Peabody

THANK YOU TO OUR TOP-LEVEL SPONSOR

BBA COVID Policy: For the safety of our members, staff, and the community, BBA programs are open only to those who are up to date with their COVID vaccines. “Up to date” currently means that you have received all doses recommended by the CDC in their primary series vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible.

If you have a religious or medical exemption from vaccination, you may attend a BBA event, but you are required to wear a mask. All others should feel free to wear masks if they choose to do so.

By registering for this event, you are attesting that you are up to date with your COVID vaccines or have a religious or medical exemption and that you will follow all local and venue specific rules regarding masking and social distancing.

Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

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