A number of issues have dominated the bankruptcy world over the last few years, but none more so than the use of bankruptcy to shield non-debtors from liability. That was the primary topic under discussion at the 2022 Bankruptcy Symposium that drew a large crowd of experts to BC Law on September 23.
Panels of leading practitioners discussed non-consensual third party releases, e.g., opioid cases and other tort cases; divisive merger statutes (aka the “Texas Two-Step”); and venue reform. Also on the day’s agenda was how the economy does (and does not) affect the insolvency practice.
Among the participants were two alumni, Sunni Beville ’01 of Brown Rudnick, who spoke on the divisive merger panel, and Douglas Rosner ’91 of Goulston Storrs, who joined Hon. Joan N. Feeney, retired from the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, for a discussion of venue reform.
The event was co-sponsored by BC Law and the American College of Bankruptcy.