Annual workshop on bankruptcy and business reorganization looks at impact of financial crisis

New York University School of Law and the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business held the 35th Annual Lawrence P. King and Charles Seligson Workshop on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization on September 23-25. It featured numerous bankruptcy experts, including NYU Law’s Charles Seligson Professor of Law Barry Adler and Assistant Professor of Law Troy McKenzie ’00.

The three-day workshop offered analysis of the fundamentals of claims, estate property, and legal ethics, as well as advanced panels on fraud, automotive industry Chapter 11 cases, and protection of capital markets transactions. "This year's workshop included extensive discussions about the role played by the bankruptcy process during the financial crisis and, in turn, the effects the financial crisis has had on bankruptcy law," said McKenzie.

Other panelists included Douglas Baird of the University of Chicago Law School; Edward R. Morrison of Columbia Law School; Marcia Goldstein of Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Harold Novikoff of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Alan Resnick of Hofstra University School of Law; Henry Sommer, supervising attorney at the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project; and Donald Bernstein of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

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 on October 2, 2009

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