Energy Case Developments, Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives to Restructuring Student Loans and Lessons Learned from Caesars Among the Topics to Be Addressed at ABI’s 35th Annual Spring Meeting in April


Alexandria, Va. – (RealEstateRama) — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 35th Annual Spring Meeting is set to take place April 20-23 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. ABI’s largest annual conference features timely concurrent sessions tailored for practitioners in both large and small commercial cases, as well as consumer bankruptcy. The conference will feature the 21st Annual Great Debates, which will look at third-party litigation financing, good-faith transferee defenses and cases before the Supreme Court. The featured keynote speaker is Spencer Abraham, former U.S. Senator and former U.S. Secretary of Energy. In addition, bankruptcy judges will delve into top bankruptcy issues and court decisions in a highly anticipated session. Up to 15.5/19 hours of CLE/CPE are available, along with ethics credit totaling 2.25/2.5 hours.


Sessions at the 2017 Annual Spring Meeting include:

  • Why Are My Favorite Restaurants Closing? Review and Forecast of Restaurant Case Issues
  • How to Value Anything: The Most Difficult Valuations
  • Caesars: Lessons Learned
  • How to Develop a Business Plan
  • Equitable Mootness: Does It Still Exist?
  • Consumer: How to Litigate the Value of a Single Family Home
  • Consumer: Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives to Restructuring Student Loans
  • Judicial Round-and-Round Session
  • How to Minimize Your Business Bankruptcy Malpractice Risk
  • How and When to Make Evidentiary Objections
  • RSAs: The Best Strategies
  • Consumer How to Minimize Your Consumer Practice Malpractice Risk
  • Legal and Business Developments in E&P Cases
  • What Lawyers and Financial Advisors Must Know to Successfully Represent Secured Creditors
  • Discovery Issues: A Primer and Recent Developments
  • Consumer: Prosecuting and Defending Dischargeability Actions
  • Business Bankruptcy Legal Update
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Legal Update
  • Ethics Jeopardy: The Bankruptcy Edition

For the full schedule with the speakers for each session at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, please click here. Networking and optional events include a golf tournament, a performance of Ragtime at Ford’s Theater and a special final night dinner performance by rock legend Don Felder, the former lead guitarist of the Eagles.

Press interested in attending the conference should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or .


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan 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 12,000 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