Bankruptcy 101(A) for Litigators

Become a Bankruptcy Aficionado

Please join us for a survey of bankruptcy principles, law, and strategy for non-bankruptcy attorneys, particularly civil litigators. The MCLE will cover aspects of bankruptcy law that affect litigation when a litigant files or threatens to file for bankruptcy relief.

This program will focus on issues beginning with the letter ‘A’ that affect substantive rights of litigants when a bankruptcy is threatened or filed, including:

Avoidance ClaimsAbstentionAutomatic StayAttorneys’ FeesAbsolute Priority RuleAbandonmentAllowance ProcessAiding and AbettingAsset SalesAdversary ProceedingsAdequate ProtectionAppreciation Arbitration ClausesAppealsAttorney-Client PrivilegeArticle IAlter Ego ClaimsAssignmentsAgencyAdministrative ClaimsAncillary JurisdictionAmendmentsActual Fraud‘Arising From’

Please note: There is a $10 fee for day-of and walk-in registrations.


Judge Charles D. NovackUnited State Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California

Judge Charles Novack has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of California since May 2010.  He regularly lectures on a variety of bankruptcy topics, has been a Rutter Group guest lecturer on bankruptcy family law issues, and is a panel member on the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum’s popular Consumer Update annual program.

Mark BostickWendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP

Mark Bostick is a partner at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP who specializes in insolvency law, representing trustees, debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in all forms of insolvency proceedings and out-of-court workouts.

Registration is now closed. For more information visit the ACBA website

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