Third-Party Litigation, Malpractice and Intersection of Bankruptcy and Family Law Among Issues to Be Discussed at ABI’s 25th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference on Sept. 7-9


Alexandria, Va. – (RealEstateRama) — ABI’s popular 25th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference will be held Sept. 7-9 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif. An outstanding faculty of leading judges, noted academics and prominent industry professionals will present sessions on a variety of topics for both consumer and business practitioners. The conference will feature ABI’s popular Great Debates series and a Judges’ Roundtable featuring Q&A with bankruptcy judges from the Ninth Circuit and across the country. Program co-chairs for the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference are John W. Lucas of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (San Francisco) and Randy Nussbaum of Sacks Tierney P.A. (Scottsdale, Ariz.). The sponsorship chair is Bradley D. Sharp of Development Specialists, Inc. (Los Angeles), and the judicial co-chairs are Bankruptcy Judges Martin R. Barash (C.D. Cal.; Woodland Hills) and Daniel P. Collins (D. Ariz.; Phoenix).


Timely topics for the panel sessions include:

  • Third-Party Litigation Funding and Issues It Creates in Bankruptcy Cases: This Ain’t Your Father’s Contingency Fee Arrangement!
  • Technology in the Courtroom
  • Survey of the Supreme Court’s Recent and Lasting Decisions
  • Case Administration in the 21st Century: How to Use Tech to Run Cases More Efficiently
  • Recent Updates Regarding Chapter 11 Confirmation Issues
  • Avoiding Malpractice and Other Common Pitfalls in a Commercial Restructuring Case
  • Sub-Par Performers: Restructuring Challenges in the Golf Course Industry
  • Ethics Panel

Consumer Track sessions:

  • Update on Consumer Bankruptcies
  • Avoiding Malpractice and Other Common Pitfalls in Consumer Cases
  • Intersection Between Bankruptcy and Family Law

For a list of speakers and additional details about the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, please click here. Press looking to attend the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or "> to obtain a press pass.



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

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