Photo of Troy McKenziePhoto of Barry AdlerNYU School of Law, in association with the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business and the American Bankruptcy Institute, hosted the 36th annual Lawrence P. King and Charles Seligson Workshop on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization September 22-23.

The changing nature of bankruptcy practice in the current economic and political climate formed the central theme of this year's workshop. Participants discussed, among other topics, the interplay between the Bankruptcy Code and the financial-services regulation bill recently enacted by Congress, claims trading in bankruptcy as a means of gaining control of distressed firms, and novel questions raised by the recent wave of municipal bankruptcies. 

Each year the workshop features two programs for bankruptcy professionals: the advanced program for seasoned practitioners and a basic program designed for entry-level business bankruptcy lawyers, general practitioners, and business professionals.

Bernard Petrie Professor of Law and Business Barry Adler and Associate Professor of Law Troy McKenzie participated in this year's workshop. They were joined by a program faculty that included many of the country's leading bankruptcy practitioners and academics: Patrick Darby (Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings); Richard B. Levin (Cravath, Swaine & Moore); Donald Bernstein and Marshall S. Huebner (Davis Polk & Wardwell); Marc A. Levinson (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe); Hon. Ralph R. Mabey (Stutman, Treister & Glatt); Richard G. Mason and Harold S. Novikoff (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz); Marcia L. Goldstein, Stephen Karotkin, and Harvey R. Miller (Weil, Gotshal & Manges); Edward Janger (Brooklyn Law School); Douglas G. Baird (University of Chicago Law School); Edward R. Morrison (Columbia Law School); Alan N. Resnick (Hofstra University School of Law); David G. Epstein (University of Richmond School of Law); and Keith Sharfman and G. Ray Warner (St. John's University School of Law). 

The workshop, founded by former Charles Seligson Professor of Law Lawrence P. King, has provided training for thousands of lawyers since the mid-1970s.

Posted September 28, 2010