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UC Corporate Law Symposium
To Look At Bankruptcy Issues

Date: Feb. 19, 2002
By: Carey Hoffman
Phone: (513) 556-1825
Archive: General News

With the Enron collapse and bankruptcies at Kmart and Global Crossing still dominating the news, corporate bankruptcy will be the timely topic of the 15th annual Corporate Law Symposium, presented by the Center for Corporate Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

"Corporate Bankruptcy in the New Millennium" is an all-day program scheduled for Friday, March 1 at the College of Law. Heading a distinguished list of faculty and practitioners from around the nation, the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will be the keynote speaker. Judge Jones is one of the nation's leading appellate judges and is frequently mentioned as a potential Supreme Court nominee during the Bush administration. Prior to being named to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1985, Judge Jones was a prominent bankruptcy practitioner in Houston. More recently, Judge Jones served as one of two federal judges on the National Bankruptcy Review Commission that was created by Congress in 1994 to investigate and study issues and problems related to the federal bankruptcy code. Since the commission issued its report in 1997, Judge Jones has remained active in bankruptcy reform, frequently speaking at conferences and testifying before Congress.

Also presenting at the conference will be several of the nation's leading bankruptcy scholars, including Steven L. Schwarcz, a professor of law and faculty director of the Global Capital Markets Center at the Duke University School of Law. Schwarcz pioneered the field of asset securitization while serving as a partner at Shearman and Sterling, and then partner and practice group chairman at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler in New York City. He is also the author of Structured Finance, A Guide to the Principles of Asset Securitization, the most widely used text in the field of inventive commercial finance. He will present on "Using Corporate Reorganization Principles to Restructure Subnational Debt."

The day will wind up with a Practioners' Roundtable, moderated by the Honorable Jeffrey Paul Hopkins of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division. The session will feature several of Cincinnati's leading bankruptcy attorneys, including Ronald Gold of Frost Brown Todd, Timothy Hurley of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Kevin Irwin of Keating, Muething & Klekamp, and Stephen Lerner of Squire Sanders & Dempsey.

The registration deadline is Feb. 22. Cost is $125. For registration materials, visit on the web or call the Center for Corporate Law at (513) 556-0108.

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