American Bankruptcy Institute Podcast
American Bankruptcy Institute Podcast
Examining Supreme Court Decision on Puerto Rico Oversight and Management Board - Ep. 238
ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle spoke with experts about the June 1 decision by the Supreme Court that the appointment of the Puerto Rico Oversight Board did not violate the Appointments Clause. Prof. Stephen Lubben, the Harvey Washington Wiley Chair in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics at Seton Hall (Newark, N.J.); Prof. Juliet Moringiello, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Widener University Commonwealth Law School (Harrisburg, Pa.); and Zachary Smith of Moore & Van Allen (Charlotte, N.C.), who has been involved in restructuring matters pertaining to Puerto Rico, joined Rochelle to examine the decision.
Featuring Two ABI Legends Discussing Financial Crisis Due to COVID-19
The latest ABI Podcast features an engaging discussion between Stinson LLP's Tom Salerno and ABI Editor-at-Large Bill Rochelle. Salerno reviews some of the predictions he provided in a commentary in March about the financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and discusses how his recent publications (Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Commercial Reorganization, 3rd Edition and Acquisitions from Financially Distressed Companies) can assist practitioners during these uncertain times.
Highlighting Consumer Commission's Recommendations to Expand Ch13 Debt Limit
ABI's latest podcast features members of ABI's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy discussing recommendations from the Final Report to expand chapter 13’s debt limit and create a chapter 13 reserve fund. Commissioner and chapter 13 trustee Henry Hildebrand (Nashville, Tenn.) moderates the discussion with Jenny L. Doling of J. Doling Law, PC (Palm Desert, Calif.) and Prof. Angela Littwin of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, who were both members of the Commission's Chapter 13 Advisory Committee.
Author Provides Historical Look at Small-Dollar Lending - Ep. 235
ABI Executive Director Sam Gerdano talks with Prof. Anne Fleming of Georgetown University Law (Washington, D.C.), author of City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance. In City of Debtors, Prof. Fleming explores the origins, growth and regulation of small-dollar lending institutions in the U.S. over the twentieth century. Listen to the discussion about the book and issues surrounding small-dollar loans.
Individuals with Gap in Medical Coverage More Than Twice as Likely to File for Bankruptcy - Ep. 234
ABI Endowment-Funded Research that Found Individuals with Gap in Medical Coverage More Than Twice as Likely to File for Bankruptcy - Ep. 234.
ABI Consumer Committee Co-Chair Jon Jay Lieberman of Sottile & Barile LLC (Loveland, Ohio) talks with Profs. Brook E. Gotberg of the University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia, Mo.) and Michael D. Sousa of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver) about their research finding that individuals who experienced a gap in medical care coverage over a two-year period were roughly twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as those who retained continuous coverage. Their research appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of the ABI Law Review and was funded in 2016 by ABI's Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment. Profs. Gotberg and Sousa detail their research, which examined data from a national survey of adults from 2004 through 2014 that indicates that the principal predictor of consumer bankruptcy is a lapse in medical insurance coverage.
Members of ABI's Consumer Commission Discuss Recommendations - Ep. 233
Members of ABI's Consumer Commission Discuss Recommendations on Discharge Violations, Attorney Competency and Lawyer Misconduct
ABI's latest podcast features members of ABI's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy discussing recommendations from the Final Report looking at remedies for discharge violations, attorney competency and remedying lawyer misconduct. Commissioner Rudy Cerone of McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC (New Orleans) moderates the discussion with fellow Commissioners Tara Twomey of the National Consumer Law Center (San Jose, Calif.) and Richardo Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick & Associates, P.C. (Auburn Hills, Mich.), and Karen Cordry of the National Association of Attorneys General (Washington, D.C.), who was a member of the Chapter 7 Advisory Committee.