Wednesday, May 26, 2021
3:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Location
Cyberspace | Via Zoom

31st Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar

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 2021 and beyond.

Live Panels

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Introduction & State of the District

  • Hon. Christopher J. Panos – Chief Justice of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Kathleen Cruickshank – Shareholder, Murphy & King

3:10 PM – 4:10 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Recent Bankruptcy Cases of Interest

  • Hon. Frank J. Bailey – U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman – U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Jonathan Horne – Associate, Murtha Cullina LLP
  • Amy Zuccarello – Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP

4:20 PM – 5:05 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Issues Regarding Third Party Releases and Injunctions In Chapter 11 Plans and in Settlements

  • Hon. Christopher J. Panos – Chief Justice of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Andrew G. Lizotte – Shareholder, Murphy & King
  • John Loughnane – Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

SubChapter V Cases and the Developing Law

  • Hon. Elizabeth D. Katz – U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Janet E. Bostwick – U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • David Madoff – Partner, Madoff & Khoury
  • Jesse Redlener – Co-Manager & Member, Ascendant Law Group LLC

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Presentation of Awards & Recognitions

2021 Charles P. Normandin Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman

Melvin Hoffman

The BBA Bankruptcy Law Section is pleased to announce that the Honorable Melvin S. Hoffman will be the recipient of the 2021 Charles P. Normandin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his outstanding contributions throughout his career to improving the quality of the practice of bankruptcy law. Judge Hoffman plans to retire from the bench this year.

The BBA Bankruptcy Law Section will also recognize Macken Toussaint, Outgoing BBA Bankruptcy Law Section Co-Chair.

Starting at 6:15 PM
Live via Zoom Meeting

Virtual Awards Reception & Networking

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect via the Zoom meeting function. Multiple breakout rooms will be available.

Kate Cruickshank

Kathleen Cruickshank
Shareholder
Murphy & King

Macken Toussaint

Macken Toussaint
Partner
Riemer & Braunstein LLP

Dmitry Lev

Dmitry Lev
Principal
The Lev Law Firm

David Mawhinney

David Mawhinney
Associate
Bowditch & Dewey

Pricing

BOSTON BAR MEMBERS

  • Boston Bar Members: $150
  • Government/Legal Services Members: $100
  • In-House Members: $150

NON-MEMBERS

  • Standard Non-Member: $250
Not a BBA member? Contact us at membership@bostonbar.org to join today.

Discounted group rates available by request. Contact Ashley Young at ayoung@bostonbar.org for more information.

Thank You To Our Top Level Sponsor
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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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